# Question

Consider the following complex ion where A and B repre-sent neutral ligands, and A produces a stronger crystal field than B.
a. Draw an appropriate crystal field diagram for this complex ion (include the electrons). Assume the A ligands lie on the z axis.
b. Draw an approximate molecular orbital diagram for this complex ion, assuming only sigma bonding.
c. The two diagrams (parts a and b) should be slightly different with respect to d-orbital energies. How could the assumptions used in constructing the diagrams be modified ro achieve agreement between the two?

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