Lipshutz, Bruce H. Department of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.
- Early transition metals
- Mid transition metals
- Late transition metals
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A member of a broad class of compounds whose structures contain both carbon (C) and a metal (M). Although not a required characteristic of organometallic compounds, the nature of the formal carbon-metal bond can be of the covalent (1; L = ligand), ionic (2), or π-bound (3) type.
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