Ligands and Lewis bases

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Isabel Nakoud 4D
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Ligands and Lewis bases

Postby Isabel Nakoud 4D » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:22 pm

Are the terms "Lewis base" and "Ligand" synonymous and interchangeable?

zoepamonag4C
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Re: Ligands and Lewis bases

Postby zoepamonag4C » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:27 pm

I'm not completely sure if they are interchangeable, but ligands act like Lewis bases because they donate are electron pair donors.

Brian Hom 2F
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Re: Ligands and Lewis bases

Postby Brian Hom 2F » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:32 pm

A ligand is a type of Lewis base. Ligands donate a pair of their electrons to a central metal ion to form a coordinate covalent bond.

Yiwen Chen-3G
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Re: Ligands and Lewis bases

Postby Yiwen Chen-3G » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:22 pm

A ligand is a type of Lewis base since the definition of a Lewis base is an electron donor. But the definition of ligand is an ion or molecule bound to the central atom to form a coordination complex. So they are not interchangeable.


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