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Polydentate

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:48 am
by Glendy Gonzalez 1A
Can someone please explain how you can determine when a ligand can be polydentate? what makes a ligand polydentate?

Re: Polydentate

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:56 am
by manasa933
If a ligand has more than one donor atom (an atom that can bond with the central metal atom) it is polydentate.

Re: Polydentate

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:04 pm
by Ivy Lu 1C
A polydentate ligand has more than one donor atom, so it can occupy more than one binding site at a time.

Re: Polydentate

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:59 pm
by AtreyiMitra2L
A molecule is polydentate if it can bind to more than one lone pair of electrons on 2 DIFFERENT atoms.