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Ligand binding

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:29 pm
by jessicasam
I'm confused on how we know where a ligand can bind. Can someone help explain this?

Re: Ligand binding

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:11 pm
by kimberlysanchez-1E
Ligand bonds to the central atom. For coordination compounds, it forms between the compound and the element that goes in to share

Re: Ligand binding

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:13 pm
by Tiffany Chen 1A
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.

Re: Ligand binding

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:35 pm
by Danielle Sumilang - 1F
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.

Re: Ligand binding

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:33 pm
by kellyz_1C
a ligand can bind where a lone pair can be found (on the metal)