Theoretica chimica acta

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 315–321 | Cite as

A new weak-field coupling scheme for cubic complexes

  • Jayarama R. Perumareddi
  • John A. Collins
Original Investigations


In the presence of spin-orbit interaction, in addition to the well-known weak-field coupling scheme for cubic complexes in which the ligand field perturbation is applied last, we show that it is possible to devise a second weak-field coupling scheme in which the spin-orbit perturbation is applied last by constructing the corresponding energy matrices for d2,8 electronic configurations. We also show that for the parameters applicable to actual experimental systems, the new weak-field coupling scheme yields purer eigenfunctions than the well-known weak-field coupling scheme.

Key words

Cubic complexes, weak-field coupling scheme for ∼ 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jayarama R. Perumareddi
    • 1
  • John A. Collins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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