Do we need to know en, edta?

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Melody Zhang 3L
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Do we need to know en, edta?

Postby Melody Zhang 3L » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:05 am

Do we need to know specifically what oxalato, en, dien, and edta stand for and their molecular formulas, or just their denticity?

Alexandra Ortega 4D
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Re: Do we need to know en, edta?

Postby Alexandra Ortega 4D » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:36 am

I believe just knowing that en is bidentate and edta is hexadentate will suffice for the final.

Parth Mungra
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Re: Do we need to know en, edta?

Postby Parth Mungra » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:54 am

En stands for enthylenediamine. It is a didentate, meaning it can form two bonds to the central atom.
edta stands for enthylenediaminetetraaceto, and this is a hexadentate, forming 6 bonds to the central atom.


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