polydentates/ chelates

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polydentates/ chelates

Postby KarlaArevalo2F » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:30 am

Just by looking at a structure and/ or formula, how can we tell if it will be a polydentate or form chelates?

Carlos Gomez 3H
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Re: polydentates/ chelates

Postby Carlos Gomez 3H » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:43 am

When looking at a chemical formula, the coordination number will tell you how many ligands are attached to the central atom. If there are more than one ligands then the chemical is a polydentate, and these vary from bidentate to hexadenate. A chelate would have a ring structure and a polydentate would have more than one ligands attached to the central atom.


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