Polydentate ligands

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Kate Zeile 2D
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Polydentate ligands

Postby Kate Zeile 2D » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:09 pm

If a ligand is polydentate, does it have to have molecules binding to every binding site available when making compounds? In other words, if a ligand is hexadentate, does it need six atoms/molecules to bind to it or can there be less?

James Nguyen 3G
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Re: Polydentate ligands

Postby James Nguyen 3G » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:54 pm

I believe the denticity just refers to how many times the ligand can bond to the transition metal. However, they generally do donate all of these electrons.

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Re: Polydentate ligands

Postby JonathanLam1G » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:51 pm

How do you determine the denticity of a ligand? For example, how would you know whether OH2 is a polydentate?

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