Polydentate ligands

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Diego Gonzalez 3F
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Polydentate ligands

Postby Diego Gonzalez 3F » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:28 pm

How do we tell how many dentates a ligand has? From what I understand everything after bidentate is polydentate right?

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Re: Polydentate ligands

Postby WilliamNguyen_4L » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:34 pm

A ligand is polydentate when it has multiple atoms that can donate a lone pair and become a ligand. Bidentate is still polydentate. Anything that forms more than one bond is polydentate.

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Re: Polydentate ligands

Postby 305117729 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:13 pm

that depends on the property and shape of the ligand. Basically, a polydentate ligand will have multiple number of lone pair electrons and the angle between each is around 90˚.

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