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polydentate

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:58 pm
by Katherine Wu 1H
Would something that is polydentate mean that it would have a lot of lone e- pairs?
So between HN(CH2CH2NH2)2, CO3^-2, oxalate, the polydentates would be CO3^-2 and oxalate?

Re: polydentate

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:25 pm
by Megan Cao 1I
a polydentate is where ligands can occupy more than 1 binding site simutaneously

also the polydentates would be dien (the first molecule listed) and oxalate

dien would be a tridentate
oxalate would be a bidentate

Re: polydentate

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:14 pm
by Ryan Chang 1C
All of the compounds that you listed can be polydentates:

HN(CH2CH2NH2)2 is tridentate, CO3^2- is mono or bidentate, and oxalate is bidentate.