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Polydentate

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:25 pm
by Claire Lo 3C
What exactly is a polydentate?

Re: Polydentate

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:28 pm
by Amanda Lin 2I
A polydentate ligand is a ligand that has multiple atoms with lone pairs that can be used to bond to a central metal atom.

Re: Polydentate

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:39 pm
by MinuChoi
Note that polydentate can refer to tridentate, tetradentate, etc (not mono- or bidentates). It depends on how many atoms in the ligand have lone pairs available.

Re: Polydentate

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:41 pm
by Anne Tsai 1F
Polydentate ligands are chelating agents with multiple atoms bound to a metal in a coordination complex.

Re: Polydentate

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:25 pm
by Vivianvelazquez_1J
A polydentate ligand is a ligand that coordinates to a metal center by two or more atoms, forming two or more bonds. Polydentate ligands range in the number of atoms used to bond to a central metal atom or ion.