1)…

Explain why the energy separation between the t2g and eg
d molecular orbitals

Question

1) Explain why the energy separation between the t2g and eg d molecular orbitals

in Mo(OCH3)6 is smaller than the value for Mo(CO)6 even though the average Mo-OCH3 bond dissociation enthalpy is more than twice the M-CO BDE.

2) What are the molybdenum oxidation states , ground d-electron configurations and ground electronic spectroscopic states of Mo(CO)6 and Mo(OCH3)6 ?

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