Khushi Ganjir posted an Question
September 17, 2021 • 21:20 pm 30 points
  • IIT JAM
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[co(h2o)6]3+ is inner orbital octahedral but[fe(h2o) 6]2+ is outer orbital so why electron is paired in first one but not second complex?

[Co(H2O)6]3+ is inner orbital octahedral but[Fe(H2O) 6]2+ is outer orbital so why electron is paired in first one but not second complex?

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  • Shreyasi majumdar 1 best-answer

    Though conventionally H20 is weak field ligand, in case of Co3+ , from oxalate onwards all ligands (including H20) act as strong field ligands and form inner orbital complex

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