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homework 9C7 7th edition

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:54 pm
by Jennifer Zhou 1A
Can someone explain this question to me? why can't (c) be a chelating ligand?

Re: homework 9C7 7th edition

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:18 am
by hannabarlow1A
My reasoning for this problem was that the angle between the two NH2 molecules in part C is too large for both molecules to bond simultaneously.

Re: homework 9C7 7th edition

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:22 pm
by Bella Martin
the way i think of it is as a vector, so look at the molecule that has its bonds pointing in the same direction, those are the best for bonding.