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Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:33 pm
I am confused as to what exactly polydentate means. I understand that it involves the number ligands attached to the central metal ion or atom, but I couldn't understand the exercises associated with them.
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:56 am
Polydentate refers to one ligand that contains multiple electron-pair-donating sites that can bind to a central metal cation. If you had a specific exercise in mind, please post so we can better assist exactly what you're having issues with.
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:34 am
It's just a ligand that has multiple electron binding sites... I feel like Dr. Lavelle only uses it for ligands that have a lot of binding sites (over two or three).
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:01 am
It refers to one ligand that can form multiple coordinate bonds with the central metal ion. Ex: EDTA