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Ghadir Seder 1G
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Postby Ghadir Seder 1G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:37 pm

Can you tell if a ligand is chelating just by looking at its molecular formula?

Samuel Tzeng 1B
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Re: Chelating

Postby Samuel Tzeng 1B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:49 pm

If it has the structure binding site-spacer-spacer-binding site then it is typically chelating

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Re: Chelating

Postby JasonKwon_3k » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:07 pm

yes if they have lone pairs to donate and are relatively made of sigma bonds so it can be rotated.

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Re: Chelating

Postby kpang_4H » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:55 pm

Any polydentate ligand is a chelating ligand

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