octahedral molecule

octahedral molecule

[¦ak·tə¦hē·drəl ′mäl·ə‚kyül]
(chemistry)
A molecule whose structure forms an octahedron in which a central atom possesses six valence bonds that are directed to the points of the octahedron, for example, sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).
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The chapter on octahedral molecules is extended to cover the important topic of the ligand field theory of octahedral transition metal complexes.
8-The electronic structures of some octahedral molecules.