best way to find out polydentate

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Jasmine 2C
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best way to find out polydentate

Postby Jasmine 2C » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:22 am

So for questions like 9C5, Which of the following ligands can be polydentate? If the ligand can be polydentate, give the maximum number of places on the ligand that can bind simultaneously to a single metal center: (a) HN(CH2CH2NH2)2; (b) CO322; (c) H2O; (d) oxalate.", what is the best way (step by step process) to finding out if a molecule is polydentate or not? Would the first step be drawing its Lewis structure?

Jasmine 2C
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Re: best way to find out polydentate

Postby Jasmine 2C » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:47 am

Also on this problem, for part (b), solutions manual says (CO3)2- can be monodentate or bidentate because it has 2 oxygens with lone pairs and sigma bonds. Can the same be said for part (a)? Solutions manual says the molecule can be a tridentate ligand because it has 3 nitrogen atoms with lone pairs. But it can also be monodentate or bidentate, right?


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