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Complex energy surface

When light strikes an organometallic complex an electron can be excited into a higher-energy state


When light strikes an organometallic complex an electron can be excited into a higher-energy state. In this particular complex, a molecule of carbon monoxide leaves the organometallic complex because of this excitation.

This work was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Chemistry.

Credit: Preston T. Snee and Charles B. Harris

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