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    why is it that d5 octahedral complexes may exist in either high spin or low spin configurations, but d5 tetrahedral complexes are always in a high spin configuration?

    i know that almost all tetrahderal complexes are high spin.

    how can I explain the above question using CFSE splitting diagram?

    thank you
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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    why is it that d5 octahedral complexes may exist in either high spin or low spin configurations, but d5 tetrahedral complexes are always in a high spin configuration?

    i know that almost all tetrahderal complexes are high spin.

    how can I explain the above question using CFSE splitting diagram?

    thank you
    \Delta_{t} \approx \frac49 \Delta_{o}
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    (Original post by alow)
    \Delta_{t} \approx \frac49 \Delta_{o}
    thanks!
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