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Chelates

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:47 pm
by akroberts
Why can chelating ligands bind cations tightly?

Re: Chelates

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:24 am
by EllerySchlingmann1E
Chelating ligands can bind cations tightly because they can bind in multiple locations instead of just one. The multiple binding sites hold the cation more tightly.

Re: Chelates

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:58 am
by marisaimbroane1J
The bonds from chelates are also usually in a ring structure and surrounding the ligand. This goes along with the fact that bonds with chelates are stronger.

Re: Chelates

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:27 pm
by Daisylookinland
How are you able to tell if a molecule is a chelating molecule?

Re: Chelates

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:19 pm
by Yukta Italia 3I
Does this mean that molecules that can act as chelates are polydentate?