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connie ma 3G
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Postby connie ma 3G » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:43 am

I just watched Wednesday's lecture and am very confused. How do you know/tell if a ligand is going to form a ring of atoms that would make the complex into a chelate?

Jiapeng Han 1C
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Re: chelates

Postby Jiapeng Han 1C » Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:35 am

Typically, for a chelate, the ligand must not be a monodentate. This means the ligand must have multiple lone pairs so that it can form two or more coordinate bonds with the central atom.

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Re: chelates

Postby Kelly Singh » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:32 am

^exactly. If there are multiple lone pairs available for other compounds to bond to, it is more likely to form a coordinate compound.

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Re: chelates

Postby Keon Amirazodi 3H » Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:47 pm

I had the same question! Marking this for later.

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Re: chelates

Postby LeanneBagood_2F » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:32 pm

so the only thing needed for a chelate is that there needs to be multiple lone pairs? and once something is a chelate we automatically know it'll form a coordinate compound?

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