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A level chemistry - ligands, d-block elements and complexes

  1. Jan 31, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Draw out the electron configuration of [Fe(H2O)6]3+

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I did the work, but i am not sure if its correct:

    Is the following electron configuration correct for this complex?

    [Fe(H2O)6]3+:
    [Ar]
    4s [ i L ]
    3d [ i L l i L l i L l i L l i L ]
    The i represents the electrons from the Fe, the L represents the electrons form the H2O.

    Thank You.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 31, 2008 #2
    Seems correct from first glance.

    As far as I can deduce, this should be an octahedral complex, so if you want to work out the structure by drawing a Lewis diagram, you should be able to double check.
     
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