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Monodentates

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:02 pm
by Germar G 4F
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?

Re: Monodentates

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:16 pm
by MadisonB
Yes, monodentates only have one donor atom. Going on, bidentates have two donor atoms.

Re: Monodentates

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:47 am
by Carlos Gomez 3H
Also keep in mind that ligands must have one or more lone pairs.