T2g and eg orbitals are made when splitting occur to d-orbital while making complex , according to CFT(
) when there is octahedral complex then the splitting of d-orbital occur as follows, dxy, dyz, dzx —→ t2g and at lower energy level. d(x2-y2), dz2—→ eg and at higher energy.
2. Colour of metal complexes with the same type and number of ligands.
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“t” refers to triply degenerate levels orbitals. It consists of three d-orbitals. The “g” tells you that the orbitals are gerade (german for even) – they have the same symmetry with respect to the inversion centre. And “eg” means “Exempli Gratia” in Latin- which translates to English as “By way of example”.
Number 2 shows that the group possesses also another 3D symmetry species with g-symmetry; they are numbered T1g, T2g etc. These symmetry species. The symbol. tells us the symmetry of the orbital; it belongs to symmetry species T2g representing a three-dimensional irreducible representation of the molecular point group.
For T sets, T1g is assigned when both orbitals are in same plane like dxy, dx2-y2 and T2g is assigned when orbitals are orthogonal to each other like dxy, dz2!
For example: In octahedral complexes, t2g orbitals will be filled first, and in case of tetrahedral complexes eg orbitals will be filled first.
In a spherical environment, the d orbitals are degenerate (they have the same energy). When an octahedral arrangement of ligands is present, the orbitals separate into two symmetrically different groups–the eg and t2g groups.
1. EG. Element Group. Element, Group, Len. Element, Group, Len.
The symbols g and u come from the German words “gerade” and “ungerade” meaning “even” and “odd” respectively.
Due to weak-field ligands, the pairing energy is higher than Δo. So, t2g has 5 electrons.
What is a half-filled t2g orbital in a d orbital? In the presence of ligands, the d-orbitals of metal ion tends to split into – lower energy three t2g orbitals and higher energy two eg orbitals. These t2g orbitals with three electrons are called half filled t2g orbitals.
d-d transition means a shifting of electron/s between the lower energy d orbital to a higher energy d orbital by absorption of energy and vice versa.
The t2 orbitals are pointing close to the direction in which the e orbitals are lying in between the ligands. As a result, the energy of t2 orbitals increases compared to the energy of e orbitals.
In an octahedral complex, the d orbitals of the central metal ion divide into two sets of different energies. The separation in energy is the crystal field splitting energy, Δ. (A) When Δ is large, it is energetically more favourable for electrons to occupy the lower set of orbitals.
The term Dq is the product of two terms D and q and is called Differential of quanta implying the energy .