Polydentate

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Hannah Faris 1C
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Polydentate

Postby Hannah Faris 1C » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:29 pm

How would you know if a compound is polydentate by just looking at the formula? Would you have to draw it out?

AvaGordon_4F
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Re: Polydentate

Postby AvaGordon_4F » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:32 pm

Yeah I'm also confused about this...

Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K
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Re: Polydentate

Postby Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:55 pm

To know if something is a polydentate ligand, you need to see if it has multiple places where it can bind to through multiple lone electron pairs. The only way I know of finding this out is by drawing out the lewis structure and looking at is electron geometry to determine if it is polydentate or not.


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