Chelate vs Polydentate

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Victoria Luu - 1C
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Chelate vs Polydentate

Postby Victoria Luu - 1C » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:54 pm

What is the difference between a chelate and a polydentate? How do you determine these from the coordination name?

Mhun-Jeong Isaac Lee 1B
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Re: Chelate vs Polydentate

Postby Mhun-Jeong Isaac Lee 1B » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:40 pm

A chelation is a process in which a polydentate ligand bonds with a metal ion, forming a ring. The complex produced from this is called the chelate and the polydentate ligand is the chelating agent. More information I found was from this website: https://chem.libretexts.org/Textbook_Ma ... _Chemistry)/Coordination_Chemistry/Properties_of_Coordination_Compounds/Ligands
Hope this helps.


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