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Postby JamieVu_2C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:14 pm

Which of the following ligands can be polydentate? If the ligand can be polydentate, give the maximum number of places on
the ligand that can bind simultaneously to a single metal center:
(a) HN(CH2CH2NH2)2; (b) (CO3)2-; (c) H2O; (d) oxalate.

How do you determine if the ligands are polydentate? And how do you determine the number of places that the ligand can bind to the metal atom?

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Re: 9C.5

Postby Haley Dveirin 1E » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:25 pm

The ligand is polydentate if it has more than 1 atom with a lone pair that can bind to a metal central atom. The number of atoms with a lone pair is the number of sites it can bind to the central metal atom.

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