Ligands and Transition Metal Bonding

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Hayley Hammons 1L
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Ligands and Transition Metal Bonding

Postby Hayley Hammons 1L » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:08 pm

What is the conceptual reasoning that explains why ligands can bond to transition metals?

Rex Lee 1C
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Re: Ligands and Transition Metal Bonding

Postby Rex Lee 1C » Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:48 pm

Ligands form coordinate covalent bonds to transition metals because the ligands have lone pairs that can be donated (as a lewis base) to the TM. It is called a coordinate covalent bond because both of the electrons in the covalent bond come from one atom (the ligand) and the TM can accept them because they have free d orbitals

Tiffany Chen 2E
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Re: Ligands and Transition Metal Bonding

Postby Tiffany Chen 2E » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:38 am

Are there any distinguishing characteristics of coordinate covalent bonds, aside from being a bond between a transition metal and ligand? For example, are they stronger or more stable than other types of bonds?


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