Another Polydentate Question  [ENDORSED]

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Grace Ramey 2K
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Another Polydentate Question

Postby Grace Ramey 2K » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:52 am

I know that for a ligand to be polydentate it has to be able to bind to a transition metal cation in more than one spot, but for this to occur, does the ligand have to have a specific shape?

Nishma Chakraborty 1J
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Re: Another Polydentate Question  [ENDORSED]

Postby Nishma Chakraborty 1J » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:39 am

Hey!

The shape of the polydentate is a set structure determined by drawing Lewis structures/analyzing formal charges/etc. Given that structure, it has ions that are available to bind to a transition metal multiple times.

Hope this helps!


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