Magnetic Moments

The arrangement of ligands about the metal ion determines the qualitative form of the splitting of the d orbitals. Therefore, magnetic moments can help us deduce the structure of a transition metal complex.

In this part of the experiment, we attempt to gain more information about the Nickel(II) complexes we have made by investigating their magnetic moments. Before we do that, however, we need to understand how the d orbitals fill in a transition metal complex and the electronic structure of Nickel(II) complexes.

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