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Chelate?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:37 pm
by Mario Reyes 1C
I am a little confused on what a chelate is. Can someone explain?

Re: Chelate?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:48 pm
by Lily Emerson 1I
just a compound with two or more ligands on the central atom

Re: Chelate?  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:26 am
by Chem_Mod
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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