Polydentates

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Nicole Jakiel 4F
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Polydentates

Postby Nicole Jakiel 4F » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:38 pm

Can anyone clarify how to determine if a ligand is a polydentate, and how to determine what kind of polydentate it is? For example, how can you tell if it is a tetradentate?

gillianozawa4I
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Re: Polydentates

Postby gillianozawa4I » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:43 pm

You can tell if a ligand is polydentate by determining the number of places the ligand is binding to the central atom (transition metal). For instance, if a ligand is acting as a tetradentate, ligand is bound to the central atom in four places. Hope this helps!


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