Chelate?  [ENDORSED]

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Mario Reyes 1C
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Postby Mario Reyes 1C » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:37 pm

I am a little confused on what a chelate is. Can someone explain?

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Re: Chelate?

Postby Lily Emerson 1I » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:48 pm

just a compound with two or more ligands on the central atom

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Re: Chelate?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:26 am

The above answer is incorrect.

A chelate is any compound that can form more than one bond to the same transition metal cation.
This is only possible for a compound (one ligand) that has one or more lone pairs on different atoms.

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