Chelate

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Karina Kong 2H
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Chelate

Postby Karina Kong 2H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:00 pm

Could someone explain what a chelate complex is?

Rhea Shah 2F
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Re: Chelate

Postby Rhea Shah 2F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:05 pm

Chelate complexes consist of a bond between a polydentate ion and a central metal ion. Chelating ligands can bind cations very tightly.

DHavo_1E
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Re: Chelate

Postby DHavo_1E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:07 pm

Hi,

Could you explain how its structure relates to its function, or why its important as a biological molecule? Thank you in advance!

Lauren Sanchez 3D
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Re: Chelate

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

A chelate complex is when there are two or more separate coordinate bonds between a polydentate ligand and a single central atom.

Jillian C 4C
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Re: Chelate

Postby Jillian C 4C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:39 am

A chelate complex contains at least one ligand that forms a ring of atoms that includes the central atom.


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