Ligand

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Victoria Luu - 1C
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Ligand

Postby Victoria Luu - 1C » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:05 pm

What exactly is a ligand, and how is it used in bonding? What specific properties does it have?

Andonios Karas 4H
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Re: Ligand

Postby Andonios Karas 4H » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:19 pm

A ligand is any ion or molecule attached to a metal atom by coordinate bonding to form a complex.
A ligand is almost always a Lewis Base and donates a lone pair to the central metal atom; however there are rare cases of Lewis Acids acting as ligands.
For example, Nitrogen in :NH3 can be a ligand because it has a free electron pair to donate to a metal.
The coordinate bond can range in strength from ionic to covalent.
If you have the 7th edition of the chemistry textbook, check out pages 720 and 724 for info about ligands.

haleyervin7
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Re: Ligand

Postby haleyervin7 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:28 pm

Will we be expected to memorize the names of several ligands according to the naming convention?

Helen Mejia 1I
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Re: Ligand

Postby Helen Mejia 1I » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:09 pm

haleyervin7 wrote:Will we be expected to memorize the names of several ligands according to the naming convention?

Yes, we are expected to know the names of the ligands. The professor has a chart that will help us to memorize the name of a ligand. The chart is in the class website.

Rylee Nelsen 3A
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Re: Ligand

Postby Rylee Nelsen 3A » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:48 pm

Yes we are supposed to know the names of ligands, here is a link to a quizlet thank could be helpful: https://quizlet.com/_5pyzad


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