Polydentate Ligands

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Polydentate Ligands

Postby Peter Nguyen 2I » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:29 pm

How can we tell if a ligand is polydentante?

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Re: Polydentate Ligands

Postby Maya_Peterson1C » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:35 pm

A polydentate ligand has multiple binding sites that donate multiple electron pairs. You can look for and count the two dots denoting lone pairs as a sign.

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Re: Polydentate Ligands

Postby Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:49 pm

Polydentate ligands are ligands that have multiple areas where they can bond. However, ligands that only have one binding site, like NH3 would be monodentate.

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