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Ligands

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:22 pm
by Malia Shitabata 1F
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?

Re: Ligands

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:26 pm
by Rory Simpson 2F
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.

Re: Ligands

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:32 pm
by Bryce Barbee
I am pretty positive that the ligand has to be the surrounding bound atoms.

Re: Ligands

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:00 pm
by Grecia Velasco 1G
Ligands surround the central atom. It's just a name for bonded elements/molecules to central atom.

Re: Ligands

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:02 am
by Michelle Xie 2B
Ligands are not the central atom. They bond to the central atom.