The 18 Electron Rule for Transition Metal Complexes

Ok, so we understand how ligands bond to metals to form transition metal complexes, but how many ligands will fit? Well, remember the octet rule from general chemistry? There is a similar concept that we can apply here, which is called the 18 electron rule. 18 is bigger than 8 because transition metals have access to d orbitals. Let’s see how this rule works now! Watch the whole Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry playlist: http://bit.ly/ProfDaveInorganic General Chemistry Tutorials: http://bit.ly/ProfDaveGenChem
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Ok, so we understand how ligands bond to metals to form transition metal complexes, but how many ligands will fit? Well, remember the octet rule from general chemistry? There is a similar concept that we can apply here, which is called the 18 electron rule. 18 is bigger than 8 because transition metals have access to d orbitals. Let’s see how this rule works now! Watch the whole Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry playlist: http://bit.ly/ProfDaveInorganic General Chemistry Tutorials: http://bit.ly/ProfDaveGenChem
Organic Chemistry Tutorials: http://bit.ly/ProfDaveOrgChem
Biochemistry Tutorials: http://bit.ly/ProfDaveBiochem
Biology Tutorials: http://bit.ly/ProfDaveBio
Classical Physics Tutorials: http://bit.ly/ProfDavePhysics1
Modern Physics Tutorials: http://bit.ly/ProfDavePhysics2
Mathematics Tutorials: http://bit.ly/ProfDaveMath EMAIL► ProfessorDaveExplains@gmail.com
PATREON► http://patreon.com/ProfessorDaveExplains Check out “Is This Wi-Fi Organic?”, my book on disarming pseudoscience!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HtNpVH
Bookshop: https://bit.ly/39cKADM Barnes and Noble: https://bit.ly/3pUjmrn Book Depository: http://bit.ly/3aOVDlT

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