CO is a pi - acid ligand . Why?

CO is a pi - acid ligand . Why?


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askIITians Faculty 131 Points
7 years ago
CO is a oi acid ligand because the filled sigma orbtlas of CO donate electrons to the metal atom while its empty pi* orbitals are of perfect symmetry to accept the electrons from metal atom and form back bond.

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