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Postby Guzman_1J » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:04 pm

What kind of atoms are ligands? From the lecture in class, what I understood is that ligands are attached to a central atom, but is the name given because they're a different type of atom or something?

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Re: ligands

Postby Michelle Shin 4B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:06 pm

Ligands are electron pair donors that have at least one lone pair.

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Re: ligands

Postby Cynthia Rodas 4H » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:04 am

Ligands are Lewise bases (electron donors) that are attracted to the central atom since it is a Lewis acid and transition metal. So the ligand can be either an ion or compound.

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Re: ligands

Postby Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:42 am

A ligand is an ion or molecule that binds to a central metal atom to form a coordination complex, and the nature of the bonding with the metal ion can range from covalent to ionic.

Ligands can be neutral or anions. Some examples of neutral ligands are H20, NH3, NO, and CO. Some anion ligands are any of the halogens, OH-, and CN-.

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Re: ligands

Postby 605208780 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:07 pm

Ligands are ions or neutral molecules that bond to a central metal atom or ion. Ligands act as Lewis bases (electron pair donors), and the central atom acts as a Lewis acid (electron pair acceptor).

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Re: ligands

Postby Annie Ye » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:16 pm

Ligands are electron pair donors and they are Lewis bases. They donate electrons to the Lewis acid.

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Re: ligands

Postby Jiapeng Han 1C » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:58 pm

Ligand is a species that have one or more lone pairs of electrons available to donate to a central metal ion, forming coordinate bonds.

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Re: ligands

Postby Gicelle Rubin 1E » Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:43 am

They're electron pair donors!

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