Ligand shape

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Jimmy lira-1G
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Ligand shape

Postby Jimmy lira-1G » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:06 pm

If a molecule forms a ring structure with a ligand and metal does that always mean this ring shape is a polydentate ligand??

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Jonathan Marcial Dis 1K
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Re: Ligand shape

Postby Jonathan Marcial Dis 1K » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:30 pm

I’m actually a little confused on these ligands myself. If someone could possibly help better explain it that would be great!

Ignacio Ramirez 1J
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Re: Ligand shape

Postby Ignacio Ramirez 1J » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:56 pm

Chelation is a process in which polydentate ligand bonds to a metal ion, forming a ring. The complex produced by this process is called a chelate, and the polydentate ligand is referred to as a chelating agent. It functions as two associating units and fastens to the central atom to produce heterocyclic rings. Chelating ligands have a high affinity for metal ions relative to ligands with only one binding group ligands.

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