How to tell if something is a chelate

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Samantha Chung 4I
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How to tell if something is a chelate

Postby Samantha Chung 4I » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:27 am

I understand the chelates need to be polydentate ions, and that there needs to be "spaces" between each atom with lone pairs to form a ring. Besides that, how do we tell if a compound forms a chelate, and further, if the chelate is stable?

Bianca Barcelo 4I
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Re: How to tell if something is a chelate

Postby Bianca Barcelo 4I » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:09 pm

To tell if something is a chelate, I believe you would look at how the ligand has two binding sites to the transition metal.

Kelly Zhang 1L
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Re: How to tell if something is a chelate

Postby Kelly Zhang 1L » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:10 pm

Do chelates have to be in ring structures or does it need to be bound by 2 elements?

MichelleRamirez_2F
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Re: How to tell if something is a chelate

Postby MichelleRamirez_2F » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:25 pm

I think that a chelate is when the ring structured compound binds a central metal at two or more places.

Ramsha Dis1B
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Re: How to tell if something is a chelate

Postby Ramsha Dis1B » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:08 pm

When a ligand is bound in two places it forms a ring-like structure.

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Re: How to tell if something is a chelate

Postby Nikki Bych 1I » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:21 am

I believe if the ligand forms a ring with the TM, it is a chelate

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Re: How to tell if something is a chelate

Postby Abhi4F » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:49 am

A chelate forms when a plydentate ligands forms multiple coordinate covalent bonds with a central metal atom.


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