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While a ligand is an ion or molecule that attaches to a central atom, ligands can also be described as electron donors. A ligand will usually donate one or two pairs of electrons to form the bond. If the ligand donates one of its lone pairs it is said to form a coordinate covalent bond.
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A ligand is an ion or molecule that binds to a central metal atom to form a coordination complex by coordinate bonding. Ligands are usually thought of as electron donors attracted to the metal at the center of the complex.
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