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Fiona Latifi 1A
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Postby Fiona Latifi 1A » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:02 pm

How do you determine whether a ligand is polydentate?

Selena Yu 1H
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Re: Polydentate

Postby Selena Yu 1H » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:16 pm

A ligand that is polydentate can form many bonds

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Re: Polydentate

Postby Sally Qiu 2E » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:59 pm

the best way to be sure would be to draw the structure and see how many bonds the ligand can form. if there can be multiple bonds formed, then the ligand is polydentate

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Re: Polydentate

Postby KaitlynBali_4B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:26 am

To determine how many bonds a ligand can form, pay attention to number of lone pair electrons it has. For example, diethylenetriamine has three nitrogen atoms each with a lone pair of electrons. This ligand can form three bonds.

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