Mechanisms in Inorganic Chemistry


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Sn1 Substitution Mechanisms for Octahedral Complexes

Animation of an Sn1 octahedral substitution

Animation of a bis-chelate octahedral Sn1 substitution

Enantiomers in an animation of a bis-chelate octahedral Sn1 substitution

Help for Inorganic SN1 Mechanisms


Associative Substitution Mechanisms for Square Planar Complexes

Animation of Replacement of a Unique Ligand, with the Remaining Positions Occupied by Diethylenetriamine, a Tridentate Ligand

Animation of Replacement of a Unique Ligand, with the Remainder Monodentate

Animation of Retention of Stereochemistry for a Cis Disubstituted Complex

Animation of Retention of Stereochemistry for a Trans Disubstituted Complex

Help for Associative Substitution in Square Planar Complexes


Main Groups Mechanisms

Animation of Halide Substitution in a Cyclic Phosphate Ester

Help for Halide Substitution in a Cyclic Phosphate Ester

Rotatable Desargues-Levi Map of Pseudorotations for a Trigonal Bipyramidal Species with One Bidentate Ligand

 


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