9C. 5

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Kelly Cai 4D
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9C. 5

Postby Kelly Cai 4D » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:02 pm

Which of the following ligands can be polydentate? If the ligand can be polydentate, give the maximum number of places on the ligand that can bind simultaneously to a single metal center: (a) HN(CH2CH2NH2)2; (b) CO3-2; (c) H2O; (d) oxalate.

Ramneet Sandhu 3D
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Re: 9C. 5

Postby Ramneet Sandhu 3D » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:15 pm

(a) Tridentate ligand because the 3 Nitrogens have lone pairs.
(b) Mono/bidentate ligand because it can bind to one or two oxygen atoms.
(c) Monodentate ligand because oxygen can only bind to one more atom
(d) bidentate ligand because 2 oxygen have a double bond and 2 others have a single bond

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