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en and edta

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:22 pm
by Bijan Mehdizadeh 1B
Could someone please explain to me what en and edta are?

Re: en and edta

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:30 pm
by BenJohnson1H
ethylenediamine and ethylenediaminetetraacetato respectively

Re: en and edta

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:32 pm
by Casandra
Bijan Mehdizadeh 1E wrote:Could someone please explain to me what en and edta are?

en and edta are ligands.
en is a neutral ligand named ethylenediamine
edta is an anionic ligand named ethylenediaminetetraacetato

Re: en and edta

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:13 pm
by 605168557
These are the abbreviations for ethylenediamine and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid when the respective complex compounds are ligands (when attached to a central metal atom through coordinate bonding)