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Ashley McClearnen 1B
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polydentate

Postby Ashley McClearnen 1B » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:51 pm

How do you know if a ligand is polydenate?

Tiffany_Cacy_3D
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Re: polydentate

Postby Tiffany_Cacy_3D » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:08 pm

A ligand is polydentate if it has more than one place where it is binding to a central metal atom. An example of this would be EDTA, which binds to a metal in six different places, also known as a hexadentate ligand.

megan blatt 2B
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Re: polydentate

Postby megan blatt 2B » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:27 pm

I understand that if a ligand is bonding in multiple places to a central transition metal that it is a polydentate, but if the structure is not already drawn, how would you know if the ligand has the potential to be a polydentate and bind in multiple places?


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