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ligands

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:04 pm
by Guzman_1J
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?

Re: ligands

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:06 pm
by Michelle Shin 4B
Ligands are electron pair donors that have at least one lone pair.

Re: ligands

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:04 am
by Cynthia Rodas 4H
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.

Re: ligands

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:42 am
by Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C
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-.

Re: ligands

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:07 pm
by 605208780
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).

Re: ligands

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:16 pm
by Annie Ye
Ligands are electron pair donors and they are Lewis bases. They donate electrons to the Lewis acid.

Re: ligands

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:58 pm
by Jiapeng Han 1C
Ligand is a species that have one or more lone pairs of electrons available to donate to a central metal ion, forming coordinate bonds.

Re: ligands

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:43 am
by Gicelle Rubin 1E
They're electron pair donors!