Rotation and Ligands

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sarahsalama2E
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Rotation and Ligands

Postby sarahsalama2E » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:49 pm

I remember in lecture that the most stable configuration for a ligand was LP-SPACER-SPACER-LP. But i was wondering if it's more stable/better for a ligand to have only sigma bonds (to allow for rotation?) or is pi bonds just as stable?

nicolely2F
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Re: Rotation and Ligands

Postby nicolely2F » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:47 am

I think that, if stability hasn't been reached yet (i.e. two bonded atoms can potentially become stabler), pi bonds can help stabilize a bond between two atoms.


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