Self Assessment test

1. Predict the product of the reaction.

2. Give the oxidation state and total valence electron count of the metal center.

3. What kind of metal centers would stabilize classical dihydride complexes?

4. Specify whether the nature of hydrogen moiety in the complex, IrH5(PCy3)2 is acidic or basic?

5. Between X−ray diffraction and neutron diffraction, which is a better method for the characterization of the M−H moiety?