Ligand terms

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Husnia Safi - 1K
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Ligand terms

Postby Husnia Safi - 1K » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:37 pm

Can someone please explain to me the significance of what monodentates, bidentates, tridentates, and hexodentates are?

Jazmin 1H
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Re: Ligand terms

Postby Jazmin 1H » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:54 pm

I think that mono-, bi-, tri-, and hexo- dentates are just the names of the ligands that have a certain amount of electron pairs. For example, monodentate ligands only have one electron pair to donate. Bidentate ligands have two electron pairs, tridentates have three electron pairs, and hexodentates have six electron pairs. I hope that helped!

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Re: Ligand terms

Postby 404975170 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:54 pm

It’s a way to further classify ligands by identifying how many sites the central atom binds to.


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