What is a chelate

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Adam Kramer 1A
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What is a chelate

Postby Adam Kramer 1A » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:59 pm

Can someone explain what a chelate is and why it is important to molecule structure?

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Re: What is a chelate

Postby ngarcia » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:23 pm

A chelate is a complex containing a ligand that forms a ring of atoms that includes the central metal atom. Chelating ligands can bind cations tightly. Bidentate, tridentate, and hexadentate are examples of chelates.

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Re: What is a chelate

Postby Jasmine Vallarta 2L » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:26 pm

complex containing 1 or more ligands that form a ring of atoms including the central atom

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