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Postby Andrea_Torres » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:17 pm

Can someone please explain to me what are ligands?

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Re: Ligands

Postby Siya Shah 1J » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:18 pm

A ligand is a molecule, atoms or ion that is bound to a central atom.

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Re: Ligands

Postby Jade Hinds 2B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:23 pm

ligands have at least one donor atom with an electron pair used to form covalent bonds with the central atom
3 types:
1. monondentate (e.g. chloride ion)
2. bidentate (e.g. oxalate ion)
3. polydentate (e.g. EDTA)

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