Chelating Ligands

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Chelating Ligands

Postby Elena Saab 4A » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:01 am

How do you tell if a ligand will form a chelate? What does it mean to be a chelate?

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Re: Chelating Ligands

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:47 am

Recall that a chelate is a complex with a ligand that forms a ring of atoms, including the central metal atom. For your ligand, look for multiple electron pairs that the ligand can donate to form a bond with the central metal ion.

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