why for the compounds of the first series of transition metals, the contribution of the orbital angular momentum is effectively reduced?????????

Asked by Anushri | 7th Jul, 2013, 10:10: AM

Expert Answer:

. For the compounds of the first transition series, the orbital angular momentum quantum number is effectively quenched and hence is of no significance. For these the magnetic moment is determined by the number of electrons and is calculated by using ‘spin-only’ formula, i.e., 
 µs = ?n(n+2) 

Answered by  | 8th Jul, 2013, 12:42: AM

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