Interactions between Dihydrogen Molecular Orbitals and Metal d Orbitals

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The bonding of dihydrogen involves a combination of π and σ bonding. The σ donation comes from the bonding dihydrogen orbital. The π backbonding arises from donation of metal d orbital electron density into the dihydrogen antibonding orbital.

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