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Polydentate = more than one lone pair?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:53 pm
by Julia Mazzucato 4D
I know that polydentate ligands must have more than one bonding site (and thus more than one lone pair), but do all ligands with more than one lone pair qualify as polydentate? How can you tell?

Re: Polydentate = more than one lone pair?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:20 pm
by Hannah Pham
A polydentate ligand has more than two lone pair donating sites that are used to bond to a central atom.

Re: Polydentate = more than one lone pair?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:23 pm
by Sharon Rodriguez 3H
Unidentates have only one lone pairs but anything with more than one will be considered a polydentate such as a bidentate ligands which have two lone pairs. The lone pairs can all bond to the central metal ion.

Re: Polydentate = more than one lone pair?

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:36 am
by Kayla Maldonado 1C
Can we determine the denticity (monodentate, bidentate, polydentate, etc.) of a ligand by simply looking at the coordination compound name? If so, how?

Re: Polydentate = more than one lone pair?

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:03 am
by Leyna Dang 2H
Polydentate ligands have two or more lone pair donating sites.