chelate

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Jina Kwon
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chelate

Postby Jina Kwon » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:27 pm

How do you know whether a ligand is a chelate or not?

Michelle Chan 1J
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Re: chelate

Postby Michelle Chan 1J » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:51 pm

A ligand chelates when when it forms a ring including the central atom. It must be polydentate.

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Re: chelate

Postby asannajust_1J » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:54 pm

Not all ring structures chelate though, make sure that the electron pairs are close together, otherwise they will only remain polydentate and will not chelate.

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Re: chelate

Postby andrewcj 2C » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:02 pm

As I understand it,if a complex has the central metal atom as a part of a ring, it is a chelate.


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