If the lobes of a given d-orbital point directly at the ligands, will an electron in that orbital have a higher or lower energy than an electron in a d-orbital whose lobes do not point directly at the ligands?

Chapter 23, Exercises #51

If the lobes of a given d-orbital point directly at the ligands, will an electron in that orbital have a higher or lower energy than an electron in a d-orbital whose lobes do not point directly at the ligands?

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