Chemistry 401

Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry

University of Rhode Island

Exam 3

December 3, 2010
open book, open notes

1. For each of the following, draw the structure, determine the point group, find the LFSE (in terms of Dq and P), estimate the magnetic moment in terms of Bohr-Magnetons, and indicate if the complex will be Jahn-Teller active. If the complex is Jahn-Teller active, indicate the nature of the distortion.

a. trans–bichloro–bis–ethylenediaminechromium(III) ion

b. hexafluorocobaltate(III) ion

c. hexaaquatitanium(III) ion

d. fac–triamminetricyanoiron(III)

e. bichloroargentate(I) ion

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2. For each of the following, give the systematic name, determine the point group, find the LFSE (in terms of Dq and P), estimate the magnetic moment in terms of Bohr-Magnetons, and indicate if the complex will be Jahn-Teller active. If the complex is Jahn-Teller active, indicate the nature of the distortion.

a.

b.

c.

d.

e.

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