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Chelating ligands

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:48 pm
by Rebecca Epner 4A
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?

Re: Chelating ligands

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:59 pm
by Hiba Alnajjar_2C
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.