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Jane Burgan 1C
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Postby Jane Burgan 1C » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:04 am

The textbook says that if a ligand is polydentate, then use the bis, tris, and tetrakis prefixes instead. How do you know if a ligand is polydentate?

Louis Zhao 4C
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Re: Ligands

Postby Louis Zhao 4C » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:39 pm

A Ligand is a polydentate if it has two or more atoms that have lone pairs and can therefore bind to a metal ion. I found this website to be extremely helpful in defining the various types of ligands :

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Re: Ligands

Postby Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:15 pm

A ligand is polydentrate when the electron lone pairs are found to be distributed among different atoms on a particular ligand rather than having the electron lone pairs on one atom, where it would not be polydentrate. Hope this helps

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