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Chelating

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:37 pm
by Ghadir Seder 1G
Can you tell if a ligand is chelating just by looking at its molecular formula?

Re: Chelating

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:49 pm
by Samuel Tzeng 1B
If it has the structure binding site-spacer-spacer-binding site then it is typically chelating

Re: Chelating

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:07 pm
by JasonKwon_3k
yes if they have lone pairs to donate and are relatively made of sigma bonds so it can be rotated.

Re: Chelating

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:55 pm
by kpang_4H
Any polydentate ligand is a chelating ligand