Brief introduction to d-orbital splitting, Russell-Saunders coupling, and application to UV-Vis spectroscopy using Tanabe-Sugano diagrams
A student should be able to:
1. Draw a d-orbital splitting digram for an octahedral complex.
2. Determine the L-S coupled ground state term for the metal cation.
3. Read a Tanabe-Sugano diagram to predict or understand a UV-Vis spectrum.
The Five Slides have web links as resources to expand the discussion presented on these slides. The slides should be used as an introduction, then problems should be attempted to implement the knowledge.