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Postby sarahtang4B » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:38 pm

How do you define a ligand and what is it? still confused..

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Re: Ligand

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:46 pm

An electron rich species that donates its electron pair to create a coordinate covalent bond with a transition metal.

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Re: Ligand

Postby Christine Chow 4G » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:56 pm

Ligands are the molecules/atoms attached to a central ion in a coordination compound that donates its electron pair. Some examples of ones we talked about in class are cyanide (CN-), the halogens (F-,Cl-,Br-,I-), amine (NH3).

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Re: Ligand

Postby Kate_Santoso_4F » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:59 pm

Ligands are basically just the Lewis bases attached to the central metal atom or ion in a d-metal complex.

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Re: Ligand

Postby Erin Kim 2G » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:15 pm

A ligand can be classified as a Lewis base or something that is a electron pair donor. They bind to a central metal atom to form a complex.

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