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How to tell if something is a chelate

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:27 am
by Samantha Chung 4I
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?

Re: How to tell if something is a chelate

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:09 pm
by Bianca Barcelo 4I
To tell if something is a chelate, I believe you would look at how the ligand has two binding sites to the transition metal.

Re: How to tell if something is a chelate

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:10 pm
by Kelly Zhang 1L
Do chelates have to be in ring structures or does it need to be bound by 2 elements?

Re: How to tell if something is a chelate

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:25 pm
by MichelleRamirez_2F
I think that a chelate is when the ring structured compound binds a central metal at two or more places.

Re: How to tell if something is a chelate

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:08 pm
by Ramsha Dis1B
When a ligand is bound in two places it forms a ring-like structure.

Re: How to tell if something is a chelate

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:21 am
by Nikki Bych 1I
I believe if the ligand forms a ring with the TM, it is a chelate

Re: How to tell if something is a chelate

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:49 am
by Abhi4F
A chelate forms when a plydentate ligands forms multiple coordinate covalent bonds with a central metal atom.