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Germar G 4F
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Postby Germar G 4F » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:02 pm

So if monodentates can only form one interaction with a metal ion, does this mean that in order for a molecule to be considered a monodentate ligand, it needs to have only 1 lone pair? Is this true for all monodentates?

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Re: Monodentates

Postby MadisonB » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:16 pm

Yes, monodentates only have one donor atom. Going on, bidentates have two donor atoms.

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Re: Monodentates

Postby Carlos Gomez 3H » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:47 am

Also keep in mind that ligands must have one or more lone pairs.

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