Chelating  [ENDORSED]

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Chelating

Postby hannabarlow1A » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:35 am

How can we tell if a molecule can function as a chelating ligand?

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Re: Chelating  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:01 am

Structure is very important when it comes to chelating and polydentate material. For example, because of the structure, a bidentate ligand can have 2 interactions per molecule. Look at these two links, both of oxalate with iron, and see how because of the structure of oxalate, it is binding to the iron from two different location. It is "biting" the iron with two different "teeth."


https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... &eim=1,2,6

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... &eim=1,2,6


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