Mechanisms That Interchange Axial and Equatorial Atoms in Fluxional Processes


The Berry pseudorotation is a classical mechanism for interchanging axial and equatorial ligands in molecules with trigonal bipyramidal geometry. Teaching this mechanism presents particular pedagogic problems due to both its dynamic and three dimensional character. The approach taken here illustrates these processes using interactive animations embedded in a Web page and overcomes many limitations of a printed page.
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Mechanisms That Interchange Axial and Equatorial Atoms in Fluxional Processes   
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