Polydentate ligands

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Polydentate ligands

Postby AprilPaz » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:04 pm

What are some examples of polydentate ligands besides EDTA ? How can you tell from the formula if it is a polydentate ligand?

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Re: Polydentate ligands

Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:19 pm

Other polydentate ligands include ethylenediamine, which is bidentate, or porphyrins which are tetradentate. You can tell if a ligand is polydentate based off of whether it has lone pairs on separate atoms within the molecule that can fit the electron density shape of tetrahedral, octahedral, or square planar.

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