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Postby kellyz_1C » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:32 pm

My TA went over an example in a discussion where a chelate was formed but only between three atoms and then said that it is usually between 5+ atoms. How are we to know when a chelate forms between less than 5 atoms?

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Re: Chelate

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:22 pm

Chelates are formed when a ligand, usually polydentate, forms a ring with the transition metal.

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