Polydentates  [ENDORSED]

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Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D
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Postby Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:42 pm

When doing the homework and referencing the charts in the textbook, it is evident that water is monodentate even though the oxygen in it contains two lone pairs. Is determining if a ligand is mono, bi, or polydentate directly related to the number of lone pairs it contains? If it is related to lone pairs, is it the number of lone pairs solely on the central atom? I'm having trouble devising a rule/way to determine whether a ligand is mono, bi, or polydentate...can someone explain?

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Re: Polydentates  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:20 pm

See my detailed answer I posted Saturday (yesterday):

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