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ERIC Number: EJ015032
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Publication Date: 1969
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The Eighteen-Electron Rule
Mitchell, P. R.; Parish, R. V.
J Chem Educ, 46, 12, 811-814, 69 Dec
Discusses the stability of the structures of transition metal complexes (primarily carbonyls and organometallic compounds) having 18 electrons or less in their valence shell. Presents molecular orbital diagrams for various structures involving alpha and pi bonding and describes the conditions under which the 18 electron rule applies. (RR)
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