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Jorge Gomez3F
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Postby Jorge Gomez3F » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:37 pm

How are you able to tell when a molecule is a mono,bi,tri etc -dentate?

David Minasyan 1C
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Re: dentates

Postby David Minasyan 1C » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:25 pm

I look at the lone pairs on the atoms to see if it can bind to other atoms and then determine if its a mono, bi, tri,...poly-dentate.

Irma Ramos 2I
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Re: dentates

Postby Irma Ramos 2I » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:18 pm

In order to find if ligand is bi-, tri-, etc dentate, do we need to draw out the Lewis structures or is there an easier way to do this??

Zane Mills 1E
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Re: dentates

Postby Zane Mills 1E » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:20 pm

If you know the formal charges by heart then you should know the lone pairs needed to form the complex thus you should be able to determine the prefix necessary. The lewis structures just help with visualization of potential dentate formation for chelating complexes.

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