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Grace Lee 3G
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Postby Grace Lee 3G » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:18 pm

How do ligands "form a ring of atoms"?

Ramya Natarajan 1D
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Re: Chelates

Postby Ramya Natarajan 1D » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:20 am

So if you have two or more ligands that are bidentate, or can attach to more than one site, and these ligands are next to each other, then another central atom can create a bond with these two to form a chelate. A chelate will create a ring with the original coordinate compound. I recommend looking at the solution for 17.35, the graphic there is really helpful to illustrate what I'm saying.

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Re: Chelates

Postby 404995677 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:21 am

I think polydentates, which are ligands that bind to the transition metal or central atom more than once, so I think specifically bidentates create a "ring of atoms"
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