Polydentate compounds

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Parker Smith
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Polydentate compounds

Postby Parker Smith » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:22 pm

When assigning the number of "dentate" bonds a compound can form, I always seem to be one off. I began to assume that one lone pair will not be counted since it'll be already bound to the metal in the compound, and started getting answers right. Is this an incorrect assumption and am I just getting lucky?

Michelle Chan 1J
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Re: Polydentate compounds

Postby Michelle Chan 1J » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:53 pm

I think a single lone pair can be counted because in lecture, he used the example NH3 with only one lone pair.

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