Ligand binding

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jessicasam
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Ligand binding

Postby jessicasam » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:29 pm

I'm confused on how we know where a ligand can bind. Can someone help explain this?

kimberlysanchez-1E
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Re: Ligand binding

Postby kimberlysanchez-1E » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:11 pm

Ligand bonds to the central atom. For coordination compounds, it forms between the compound and the element that goes in to share

Tiffany Chen 1A
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Re: Ligand binding

Postby Tiffany Chen 1A » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:13 pm

If you're asking about how to tell which part of the ligand binds to the metal, the atom (which is part of the ligand) with a lone pair is the one that's directly bonded to the central metal atom.

Danielle Sumilang - 1F
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Re: Ligand binding

Postby Danielle Sumilang - 1F » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:35 pm

Hello!

A tip that a UAs told me in order to find a binding site was to look for O- (oxygen with a formal charge of -1) or a Nitrogen with a lone pair.

kellyz_1C
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Re: Ligand binding

Postby kellyz_1C » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:33 pm

a ligand can bind where a lone pair can be found (on the metal)


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