Interactions between Ethylene Molecular Orbitals and Metal d Orbitals


ethylene orbitals

Background:

Ethylene is capable of acting as a ligand as the C=C π bond can donate electron density to an empty metal d orbital, forming a σ bond. A filled metal d orbital is capable of donating electron density into the C=C π antibonding orbital.  

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