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Quick question on CFT

  1. May 21, 2007 #1
    Is the Crystal field activation energy and Crystal Field stabilisation energy the same thing? I've been looking all over the textbooks but I can't a good explanation for the former.
     
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  3. May 22, 2007 #2

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    Where have you seen the term "crystal field activation energy"?
     
  4. May 22, 2007 #3
    In a past exam paper.

    The exact question was:

    ''Explain what is meant by 'crystal field activation energy' and how it affects the stability of complexes.''
     
  5. May 23, 2007 #4

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    That is the first time that I have seen it called by that term. I have always seen it as simply "activation energy" for species "X". Try googling "ligand field activation energy".
     
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