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Solution: If water is replaced by ammonia in the [Fe(H 2O)6]3+ complex...

Question

If water is replaced by ammonia in the [Fe(H 2O)6]3+ complex, the splitting of the d-orbitals would

a. increase.

b. decrease.

c. not be affected.

d. increase for the iron complex, but might decrease with other metals.