Ligand bonds

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Ligand bonds

Postby hannabarlow1A » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:20 am

How do we know how many times a ligand can bond to a central metal atom? For example, in the 6th edition textbook, problem 17.33b asks for the maximum number of bonds CO3(2-) can form simultaneously.

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Re: Ligand bonds

Postby Jennifer Zhou 1A » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:39 pm

I think all the polydentate are marked in the book on this table, apart from them, all other mono dentate have one binding site only.
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