Ligands

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Deena Doan 2F
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Ligands

Postby Deena Doan 2F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:50 pm

What exactly is a ligand?

JustinHorriat_4f
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Re: Ligands

Postby JustinHorriat_4f » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:01 pm

A ligand is basically an ion or molecule that binds to a central atom that is usually a transition metal to form a coordination complex. The Ligand is the one that has the extra lone pair and is the lone pair donor.

kristi le 2F
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Re: Ligands

Postby kristi le 2F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:04 pm

A ligand is a a Lewis base attached to the central metal atom/ion. Each ligand typically has at least 1 lone pair, which forms a coordinate covalent bond with the metal.

Lauren Sanchez 3D
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Re: Ligands

Postby Lauren Sanchez 3D » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:14 pm

How do we know which is the acid or base?

sarahsalama2E
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Re: Ligands

Postby sarahsalama2E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:15 pm

how do you determine the number of dentate sites on a ligand?


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