Explain back-bonding in detail.

Explain back-bonding in detail.

Grade:12th Pass

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Chetan Mandayam Nayakar
312 Points
10 years ago

Dear Menka,

IUPAC offers the following definition for backbonding:

A description of the bonding of π-conjugated ligands to a transition metal which involves a synergic process with donation of electrons from the filled π-orbital or lone electron pair orbital of the ligand into an empty orbital of the metal (donor–acceptor bond), together with release (back donation) of electrons from an nd orbital of the metal (which is of π-symmetry with respect to the metal–ligand axis) into the empty π*-antibonding orbital of the ligand.

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