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Malia Shitabata 1F
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Postby Malia Shitabata 1F » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:22 pm

Can ligands be a central atom if the central atom has a lone pair or does it always have to be a surrounding atom the central atom is bonded to?

Rory Simpson 2F
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Re: Ligands

Postby Rory Simpson 2F » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:26 pm

I think that by definition ligands are those that bind to the central atom of the coordination complex, so they can't be the central atom.

Bryce Barbee
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Re: Ligands

Postby Bryce Barbee » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:32 pm

I am pretty positive that the ligand has to be the surrounding bound atoms.

Grecia Velasco 4D
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Re: Ligands

Postby Grecia Velasco 4D » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:00 pm

Ligands surround the central atom. It's just a name for bonded elements/molecules to central atom.

Michelle Xie 2B
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Re: Ligands

Postby Michelle Xie 2B » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:02 am

Ligands are not the central atom. They bond to the central atom.

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