Chelating ligands

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Rebecca Epner 4A
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Chelating ligands

Postby Rebecca Epner 4A » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:48 pm

Are all polydentate ligands chelating ligands? What if a ligand has multiple binding sites but is unable to form a ring? Or is that not a possibility?

Hiba Alnajjar_2C
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Re: Chelating ligands

Postby Hiba Alnajjar_2C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:59 pm

It is possible for a polydentate ligand to not be a chelating ligand. A good example of this is in Textbook Question 9C.7, where certain isomers are unable to form a ring based on their structure.

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