Ligands

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Andrew Liang 1I
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Ligands

Postby Andrew Liang 1I » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:25 am

Are ligands usually bases because they donate electrons to form covalent bond with the central atom?

Kelvin Chung 1C
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Re: Ligands

Postby Kelvin Chung 1C » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:41 am

Yes, ligands are considered Lewis bases since they are electron pair donators.

Camellia Liu 1J
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Re: Ligands

Postby Camellia Liu 1J » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:23 am

Since ligands are ions/neutral molecules that bond to the central metal atom, they have at least one donor atom (that has a lone pair) that can be used to form covalent bonds with the central atom. Since they "donate" their electrons to the central atom, they act as Lewis bases.

Alexandra Bartolome 2H
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Re: Ligands

Postby Alexandra Bartolome 2H » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:41 pm

Ligands are considered Lewis bases since they are electron pair donors.

Daniel Martinez 1k
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Re: Ligands

Postby Daniel Martinez 1k » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:43 pm

Yes. The ligands donate an electron pair.

Matthew Chan 1B
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Re: Ligands

Postby Matthew Chan 1B » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:00 am

Yes, ligands are considered lewis bases because they are donating an electron pair.

Joowon Seo 3A
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Re: Ligands

Postby Joowon Seo 3A » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:07 pm

Since ligands donate an electron pair, they are considered lewis bases.


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