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Inorganic Chemistry question about d0 complexes

by salazar888
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salazar888
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Oct16-11, 10:33 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I'm trying to perform a molecular orbital analysis of a tungsten hydride complex, (WH6) and I haven't been able to find an intuitive or basic definition for a "d0 complex". Every time I read an article about a d0 complex they tangentially mention them and then jump into the problem.

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What is the definition of a d0 complex?

3. The attempt at a solution

I thought it referred to any complex where the d orbital electrons do not directly participate in the bonding between the metal and its ligands. I just want a pure definition. Thank you so much.
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution
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Borek
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Oct17-11, 03:11 AM
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Does it help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_electron_count
salazar888
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Oct17-11, 03:37 AM
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Yes sir, greatly appreciated.


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