Asked by Darshit Jangid | 25th Apr, 2013, 08:21: PM

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The ? splitting energy for tetrahedral metal complexes (four ligands),  is smaller than that for an octahedral complex. Therefore, it is rare to have a ? large enough to cause electrons to pair before filling high orbitals. Thus, tetrahedral complexes are usually high-spin. "There are no known ligands which are powerful enough to produce the strong-field case in a tetrahedral complex.

Answered by  | 26th Apr, 2013, 08:50: AM

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