Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:37 pm
I am a little confused on what a chelate is. Can someone explain?
Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:48 pm
just a compound with two or more ligands on the central atom
Re: Chelate? [ENDORSED]
Posted: 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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