Chelating Ligands

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Jessica Li 4F
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Chelating Ligands

Postby Jessica Li 4F » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:45 pm

How do chelating ligands work exactly? What are more examples of chelating ligands and their uses?

Junwei Sun 4I
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Re: Chelating Ligands

Postby Junwei Sun 4I » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:36 pm

According to my notes, a chelate complex is a complex containing ligands that form a ring of atoms that include the central metal atom. Chelating ligands can bind cations really tightly, therefore such complexes such as EDTA, is good at removing metals from solution because the metal ion is bounded tightly with the chelating ligands.

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Re: Chelating Ligands

Postby SGonzales_3L » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:59 pm

Another thing to note is that these molecules may have the ability to envelope transition metals in such a way due to the presence of sigma bonds which allow rotation of molecules. This allows molecules to bind to others in multiple places.

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