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EDTA and Thiocyanto Ligands

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:07 pm
by Isa Samad 1L
For writing out the formulas of compounds, would we be required to write out the entire chemical formula for EDTA or is (edta) and its associated prefix enough to provide? Also, I read that Thiocyanato is an ambidentate ligand, as it can attach at either the sulfur or nitrogen atom. Does this mean that Thiocyanato is bidentate?

Re: EDTA and Thiocyanto Ligands  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:37 am
by Chem_Mod
EDTA is fine.

Thiocyanato is not bidentate because it cannot bind to the same metal cation twice. Look at the examples I did in class.