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Tracey Tran 3I
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Postby Tracey Tran 3I » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:34 pm

What is a ligand?

Ada Chung 1C
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Re: Ligand

Postby Ada Chung 1C » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:38 pm

Ligands are electron donors that are generally attracted to the metal at the center of the complex.

Jessica Tran_3K
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Re: Ligand

Postby Jessica Tran_3K » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:46 pm

A ligand is an ion or molecule (functional group) that binds to a central metal atom to form a coordination complex. The bonding with the metal generally involves donation of one or more of the ligand's electron pairs.

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Re: Ligand

Postby William Chan 1D » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:44 am

They can be thought of as the electron pair donors. They attach to the transition metal to form the coordination compouds.

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