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Chelating Ligands

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:01 am
by Elena Saab 4A
How do you tell if a ligand will form a chelate? What does it mean to be a chelate?

Re: Chelating Ligands

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:47 am
by Chem_Mod
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.