Chelating Complex

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Giselle Littleton 1F
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Chelating Complex

Postby Giselle Littleton 1F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:49 pm

How can you tell if a compound is a chelate by just looking at its formula?

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Re: Chelating Complex

Postby Ariel Davydov 1C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:17 pm

With the ligand's formula, you would generally be able to construct a Lewis structure and be able to analyze its shape and lone pairs available to share. If the ligand has numerous lone pairs that its geometry allows it to share simultaneously, it is a chelating complex.

Ruby Richter 2L
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Re: Chelating Complex

Postby Ruby Richter 2L » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:23 pm

What exactly does it mean when a compound is a chelate?

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Re: Chelating Complex

Postby 605208780 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:27 am

Chelation is a type of bonding of ions and molecules to metal ions so look for a central metal atom


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