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Explain the following observations by using the crystal field theory and the proper electronic configurations of the d-orbitals in these complexes:

(a) Fe(CN)64- is diamagnetic but Fe(H2O)62+ is paramagnetic.

(b) Co3+ forms an octahedral complex with an unknown monodentate ligand L. It has an orange color. Is the ground-state complex likely to be paramagnetic or diamagnetic? Why?
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