Coordination Compounds: Ligands  [ENDORSED]

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Coordination Compounds: Ligands

Postby Rogelio Bazan 1D » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:06 pm

Do we need to memorize our Neutral LIgands and Anionic Ligands or more so understand the conceptual basis of them? I know this was one of the later topics to be covered but I do recall Dr. Lavelle saying that we needed to understand the biological significance? Thanks.

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Re: Coordination Compounds: Ligands  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:32 pm

Need to know the charge of ligands, and which can bind more than once.

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Re: Coordination Compounds: Ligands

Postby victoriatanaka1C » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:42 pm

Is ligand just a special name for the thing bonded to the central atom? Like, what really is their significance?

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Re: Coordination Compounds: Ligands

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:35 pm

There is an entire field called organometallic chemistry based on the unique chemistry of coordination compounds and how they interact with ligands and affect the energy levels of the metal. Because of the unique bonding that occurs, we have different classes of ligands, so, this distinction becomes important later on.


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