chelating compounds- i just thought this was funny

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Ayesha Aslam-Mir 3C
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chelating compounds- i just thought this was funny

Postby Ayesha Aslam-Mir 3C » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:37 pm

from https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves ... _Chemistry)/Coordination_Chemistry/Complex_Ion_Equilibria/Chelation

"The term chelate was first applied in 1920 by Sir Gilbert T. Morgan and H.D.K. Drew [J. Chem. Soc., 1920, 117, 1456], who stated: 'The adjective chelate, derived from the great claw or chela (chely- Greek) of the lobster or other crustaceans, is suggested for the caliperlike groups which function as two associating units and fasten to the central atom so as to produce heterocyclic rings.'"

if you forget what a chelating compound is just remember this picture

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LIKE LOOK AT THE TM ION IN THE LOBSTERS CLAWS.... he is holding the Nickel politely...
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Hannah Alltucker 3L
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Re: chelating compounds- i just thought this was funny

Postby Hannah Alltucker 3L » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:40 pm

What a unique way of remembering it!


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