Ligand Bonding

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Kyle Harvey 4F
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Ligand Bonding

Postby Kyle Harvey 4F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:07 pm

Can Ligands bond at more than one site if they have more than one pair of electrons to bond?

Rhea Shah 2F
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Re: Ligand Bonding

Postby Rhea Shah 2F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:12 pm

Yes, ligands must have one or more lone pairs, and will bind at more than one site of multiple lone pairs are available.

Ryan Yee 1J
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Re: Ligand Bonding

Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:30 pm

Ligands can bind at more than one site if they have more than one pair of electrons to bond, but only if the lone pair is on a separate atom. Water is monodentate despite having two sets of lone pairs. It cannot take two binding positions of a transition metal.


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