The Benzene π system has 3 bonding and 3 antibonding molecular orbitals. The strongest interaction is a σ bond between the metal dz2 orbital and the benzene ring. The dxz and dyz orbital form π bonds to the benzene molecule. The next two degenerate levels interact through backbonding from the metal center.
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