polydentate?

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Ghadir Seder 1G
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polydentate?

Postby Ghadir Seder 1G » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:29 pm

What must I do to determine whether or not a ligand is polydentate?

Akshay Chellappa 1H
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Re: polydentate?

Postby Akshay Chellappa 1H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:30 pm

A polydentate ligand can be recognized by having more than 2 lewis base sites, such as multiple lone pair donating sites used to bond to a central atom or ion.

Michelle Song 1I
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Re: polydentate?

Postby Michelle Song 1I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:46 pm

It bonds to the central ion in more than one place

ZevMarx-Kahn3C
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Re: polydentate?

Postby ZevMarx-Kahn3C » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:21 pm

Thanks guys! I had this question too

Alison Trinh 1E
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Re: polydentate?

Postby Alison Trinh 1E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:45 pm

What exactly does the suffix "-dentate" refer to?

Michelle Song 1I
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Re: polydentate?

Postby Michelle Song 1I » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:03 pm

Alison Trinh 1A wrote:What exactly does the suffix "-dentate" refer to?

"Dentate" kind of means "bite", which refers to the bonds that form between the ligand and the central ion (a bond is similar to the ligand "biting" onto the ion). So a polydentate is a "ligand" that bites multiple times.

Jack Riley 4f
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Re: polydentate?

Postby Jack Riley 4f » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:11 pm

polydentate refers to a ligand that binds to the central ion at more than one binding site.

Ashley Nguyen 2L
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Re: polydentate?

Postby Ashley Nguyen 2L » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:37 am

polydentate refers to the bonding of a ligand to more than one binding site of a central ion. This usually refers to lone pair donating sites on the central atom.


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