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chelate

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:27 pm
by Jina Kwon
How do you know whether a ligand is a chelate or not?

Re: chelate

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:51 pm
by Michelle Chan 1J
A ligand chelates when when it forms a ring including the central atom. It must be polydentate.

Re: chelate

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:54 pm
by asannajust_1J
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.

Re: chelate

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:02 pm
by andrewcj 2C
As I understand it,if a complex has the central metal atom as a part of a ring, it is a chelate.