What are Ligands?

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Ellis Song 4I
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What are Ligands?

Postby Ellis Song 4I » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:53 pm

I'm a bit confused on what exactly ligands are. Is ligand just a name for a particular segment of a molecule?

nehashetty_2G
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Re: What are Ligands?

Postby nehashetty_2G » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:56 pm

A ligand is just something that attaches onto a transition metal central atom in a coordination compound.

Ally Huang- 1F
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Re: What are Ligands?

Postby Ally Huang- 1F » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:38 pm

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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Re: What are Ligands?

Postby DLee_1L » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:49 pm

Isn't it two electrons and not 2 electron pairs that make a coordinate covalent bond?

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Re: What are Ligands?

Postby Vivianvelazquez_1J » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:14 pm

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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Re: What are Ligands?

Postby Astrid Lunde 1I » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:36 pm

A ligan is a ion or a molecule bonding to a metal atom.

Celine 1F
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Re: What are Ligands?

Postby Celine 1F » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:00 pm

A ligand is a molecule or atom that bind to a central metal atom. They can also be described as electrons donors.


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