Chelates  [ENDORSED]

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Postby VahagnAldzhyan » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:17 am

Can someone explain what a chelate is and its significance to coordination compounds?

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Re: Chelates  [ENDORSED]

Postby Grace Ramey 2K » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:22 am

A chelate is a complex comprised of a central metal atom attached to at least one ligand that "forms a ring" with the metal atom. This most often occurs when the ligand is polydentate, so it can bind to the metal atom in more than one place, and form the ring complex that way. I believe in general a chelate is a special type of coordination compound, because of that ring structure.

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