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Coordinate bonds

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:44 pm
by Kavee Dodampahala 4E
Can someone explain how coordinate bonds and ligands work?

Re: Coordinate bonds

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:38 pm
by John Liang 2I
coordinate bonds form when a single molecule donates 2 electrons to form a bond (this is instead of covalent bonds when each atom "donates" one each). A ligand (like NH3) is any molecule that donates 2 electrons to form a coordinate covalent bond. In class today, NH3 donates N's lone pair to Ni to create the coordination compound. Hope this helps!

Re: Coordinate bonds

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:44 am
by MeeraBhagat
coordinate covalent bonds form when a ligand binds to a molecule and provides 100% of the electrons needed to create that bond.

Re: Coordinate bonds

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:04 pm
by Michelle Xie 2B
Coordinate covalent bonds form when the ligand donates both electrons in the electron pair.