heme complex

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lasarro
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heme complex

Postby lasarro » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:33 pm

how many ligands does a heme complex have

Jared_Yuge
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Re: heme complex

Postby Jared_Yuge » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:47 pm

5 ligands, the oxygen it picks up acts as the 6th completing the octahedral shape

zachary_nhem_4I
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Re: heme complex

Postby zachary_nhem_4I » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:11 pm

I thought a heme complex had 4?

san_2F
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Re: heme complex

Postby san_2F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:13 pm

I'm pretty sure the heme complex has 4 ligands that are composed of N atoms.

Varadhan_3G
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Re: heme complex

Postby Varadhan_3G » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:25 am

Hemoglobin should be tetra dentate. Problem 21 on marshmallow is helpful for visualizing the structure of hemoglobin.

AnnikaMittelhauser4E
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Re: heme complex

Postby AnnikaMittelhauser4E » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:46 am

I thought it had 6? When you look it up, images like this come up:
420px-Mboxygenation.png


So 5 nitrogens, 1 oxygen.


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