Consider a linear complex in which the ligands are oriented at an angle of 180 degrees from each other. In the figure below, the negative charges (blue spheres) represent the ligands and the positive charge (the red sphere) represents the central metal ion. Using the orientation of the d orbitals with respect to the x, y, and z axes, rank the d orbitals in order of decreasing energy in this crystal field.
Rank from the highest to lowest energy. To rank items as equivalent, overlap them.
dz2, dxz, dyz, dxy, dx2-y2