Denticity

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Sara Richmond 2K
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Denticity

Postby Sara Richmond 2K » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:06 pm

Can someone please explain Denticity to me? I do not understand how we are supposed to be able to determine if a molecule is polydentate, mono dentate, or didentate.

Joowon Seo 3A
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Re: Denticity

Postby Joowon Seo 3A » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:57 pm

Basically it refers to how many bonding sites the ligand has, like the ligand that forms the ring structure for example.

Rory Simpson 2F
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Re: Denticity

Postby Rory Simpson 2F » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:03 pm

The denticity refers to the number of lone pairs of a ligand that are bonding to the central metal atom. For example, a monodentate ligand would have one available lone pair to make a coordinate complex with a metal.


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