Fri March 04, 2011 By: Akash Sangwan

describe the bonding in metal carbonyls briefly with suitable diagrams? and what are isomerism explain all the types of isomerism with suitable examples and diagrams?

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Fri March 04, 2011

Dear Student

The carbonyl, CO forms bonds with metal ions through coordination bonding. As a result of coordination bonding, the transition metal attains nearer inert gas electron configuration. CO contain lone pairs of electrons on carbon atom and forms sigma bond to the metal. The metal atom inturn donates electrons from its valence d-shell to pi orbitals of CO and metal atom attains inert gas configuration due to this donation of valence electrons.


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