A ligand exchange reaction, where the structural type of the metal complex remains the same.
MLn + XMLn-1X + L + ΔE
Although these types of reactions are not necessarily isodesmic reactions, a substantial degree of error cancellation for the calculated energy, ΔE
, is achieved because the coordination
sphere of the metal atom
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