Monday, July 14, 2014

A Chemical Conundrum and Ligand Field Theory

I was planning to write some more about Ligand Field Theory (LFT). Then I found this paper and decided to write the planned post in the near future. First, I wanted to share this interesting riddle or puzzle that was asked in the Journal of Chemical Education. The paper is titled "Ligand Field Theory" and was written by F. Albert Cotton. It could be the first and the best source to read about the theory. I hope you enjoy it. Here is the question I mentioned above:


  1. The posted conumdrum has no solution. A corrected verison was later published and can be found in

    1. I didn't have time to try to solve the problem last night. I was planning to do so and look for the solution today. Thanks for the clarification.