Ligand Definition

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Yazmin Bocanegra 3L
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Ligand Definition

Postby Yazmin Bocanegra 3L » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:07 am

What exactly is a ligand? I still don't completely understand what it is and how much of ligands we need to know for the final?

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Re: Ligand Definition

Postby Adrianh72 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:17 am

A ligand is anything that is attached to the metal atom to form the complex.

Sanjana Borle 2K
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Re: Ligand Definition

Postby Sanjana Borle 2K » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:18 am

A ligand is a molecule that attaches to a metal cation to form a coordination compound. A ligand can be a mono or poly dentate, which means it "bites" to the metal in one place or in multiple places. This depends on the structure and flexibility of the ligand.

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Re: Ligand Definition

Postby Astrid Lunde 1I » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:48 am

Ligands are ions or molecules that are attached to the central atom, they are lewis acids.

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Re: Ligand Definition

Postby Chetas Holagunda 3H » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:03 pm

A ligand is a molecule that donates an electron pair in order to form a coordinate covalent bond with a Transition Metal Cation, which are found in the d-block. It is a Lewis base as it gives away an electron pair.

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