Posted by Matt on .
given: Ferrocene, Acetylferrocene, 1, 1' Diacetylferrocene
What part of the ferrocene compound(s) is(are) responsible for creating a dipole moment
What type of molecular orbitals does the cyclopentadienyl ligand use to bond with the iron ion? How many electron pairs does each cyclopentadienyl ligand donate to the iron ion?
Matt, thank you for your question. I understand that I am eight years too late, and that this may no longer be useful. However, for whoever next stumbles on this website, the consensus is that 1-1' diacetylferrocene is more polar than acetylferrocene, which is more polar than ferrocene.