This set of slides was made for my Organometallics class based on questions about bridging hydrides and specifically the chromium molecule. I decided to make these slides to answer the questions, and do a DFT calc to show the MO's involved in bonding of the hydride.
A student will be able to explain bridging hydride bonding
A student will be able to perform electron counting on a chromium comples with a bridging hydride
A student will be able to interepret calculated DFT molecular orbitals.