Inorganic Chemistry question about d0 complexes

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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.

2. Relevant equations

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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Oct17-11, 03:37 AM
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Yes sir, greatly appreciated.

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