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Postby Roni Touboul » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:54 am

what are ligands and what will we need to know about them on the final?

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Re: Ligands

Postby Leela_Mohan3L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:39 am

Ligands are lewis bases that donate an electron pair to a transition metal cation (lewis acid) and form a coordinate covalent bond with it. Multiple ligands can bond to the same transition metal cation, which forms a coordination complex. In terms of which ligands you need to know about, refer to "Naming Coordination Compounds" on the Chem 14A website.

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Re: Ligands

Postby 605168557 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:42 pm

Ligands are Lewis bases attached to the central atom or ion in a d-metal complex. They typically have 1 lone pair of electrons with which it bonds to the central atom or ion through a coordinate covalent bond. Ligands make up the coordination sphere of the central atom/ion and the number of points at which they are attached to the metal is known as the coordination number of the complex which the ligand is involved in.

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