Chelating Complex

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Kallista McCarty 1C
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Chelating Complex

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:24 pm

What exactly is a chelating complex?

Rebecca Epner 4A
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Re: Chelating Complex

Postby Rebecca Epner 4A » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:44 pm

A chelating complex contains one or more ligands that forms a ring of atoms that includes the central atom. A common example is edta (which we viewed in class). It can form strong complexes with many different metal ions.

Sion Hwang 4D
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Re: Chelating Complex

Postby Sion Hwang 4D » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:41 am

Chelating compounds have a central metal atom that is attached to a ligand in a ring structure.
They are significant in biological systems, because the chelates' orientation allows it to bind much stronger to toxic metal ions than other molecules.

Pegah Nasseri 1K
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Re: Chelating Complex

Postby Pegah Nasseri 1K » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:23 am

Chelates are coordination compounds that form a structure in the form of a ring. The ligand forms a bond with the central metal atom at 2 or more different points.

Kallista McCarty 1C
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Re: Chelating Complex

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:43 pm

Thank you!


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