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The "-monochloro" is just redundant. This is because whenever we don't add prefixes to a ligand it is assumed that there is only a single one present in the compound. Prefixes are only reserved for showing we have more than 1 of a ligand present in the compound (i.e. di-, tri-, tetra-, etc.).
A polydentate ligand can be recognized by having more than 2 lewis base sites, such as multiple lone pair donating sites used to bond to a central atom or ion.Haocheng Zhang 1C wrote:Also, how to identify a polydentate ligand?
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