Ligand Definition

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Ligand Definition

Postby 704597525 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:21 pm

During lecture, Lavelle said that a land is a species bound to a transition metal and can only be attached by a lone pair. Does this mean that ligands are only applicable to transition metals and if so what are the bonds of metals and nonmetals called?

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Re: Ligand Definition

Postby Tiffany Chen 2E » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:41 pm

Yes, ligands are only applicable to transition metals. A bond between a nonmetal and a metal is an ionic bond, while a bond between nonmetals is covalent.


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