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SALC in legand field theory
« on: October 22, 2019, 07:40:48 AM »
Referring to the ligands field theory, why do we need to combine orbitals into SALC? I mean, the orbitals which result from the combination are not "real", but just something we created. The starting ligands' orbitals already have a great overlap with the metal's orbitals. Then why do we need to use the SALC? Is it just a matter of calculations/symmetry?

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Re: SALC in legand field theory
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 09:41:19 AM »
I mean, the orbitals which result from the combination are not "real"

Are any orbitals in any way "real"?
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