3.01 | Electron Counting and Oxidation State

Friday May 19th 2023 | In this online lecture only, we continue with describing the different ligands according to the covalent model (L- or X-type ligand), where we describe the bonding to the metal and how many electrons are involved. With this knowledge, we are able to establish the electron count on the metal, that usually follows the 18-electron rule. Finally this class concludes with explaining the principles of the Hard/Soft Acid/Base (HSAB) theory, that can be used to explain why certain ligand prefer certain metals.

The link to the lecture can be found below: