coordination compounds

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coordination compounds

Postby 405335722 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:59 pm

can someone explain the difference between chelating compounds and polydentate compounds?

Catherine Daye 1L
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Re: coordination compounds

Postby Catherine Daye 1L » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:06 pm

Chelating compounds create a ring when they create bonds, and polydentate compounds have multiple ligands. Compounds can be both chelating and polydentate, like CO3^-2

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Re: coordination compounds

Postby Jessa Maheras 4F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:07 am

Polydentate ligands are chelating, because if a ligand bonds to a transition metal at multiple locations it will inherently form a ring around it.

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