Carbonate  [ENDORSED]

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Carbonate

Postby Josh Ku 3H » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:04 pm

Hi,

I was a little confused with the ligand carbonate. The textbook said that carbonate can be both monodentate and bidentate with either 1 or 2 bonds formed with the transition metal. Could you explain why it is only monodentate in some cases? Can ligands such as dien, en, and oxolato also exist as just monodentates? Also if asked to write the coordination number of a molecule containing carbonate would we just put two numbers (one for each case) or just the maximum number of coordinate bonds?

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Re: Carbonate  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:48 pm

Ask me this question this Sunday 2pm at my informal meeting in CS50.


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