2.05 | Acid/Base Chemistry

Monday May 23rd 2022 | In this lesson we finished up the MO diagram of Sulfur Hexafluoride. We also demonstrated – in basic principles – what is the effect of changing the sulfur atom for a metal atom and how this results in the formation of the characteristic D-block (Eg and T2g) of an octahedral metal complex. In the second part of the lecture we looked classical acid-base chemistry and how these interactions can be explained don the basis of their MO-Diagram. In particular we looked at hydrogen-bonding interactions of HF with the fluoride anion to generate FHF(-1). The description of the hydrogen bonding interaction will serve as a prelude to the description of electron deficient bonds.

The recording of the lecture can be found below: