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Ligand Definition

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:07 am
by Yazmin Bocanegra 3L
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?

Re: Ligand Definition

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:17 am
by Adrianh72
A ligand is anything that is attached to the metal atom to form the complex.

Re: Ligand Definition

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:18 am
by Sanjana Borle 2K
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.

Re: Ligand Definition

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:48 am
by Astrid Lunde 1I
Ligands are ions or molecules that are attached to the central atom, they are lewis acids.

Re: Ligand Definition

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:03 pm
by Chetas Holagunda 3H
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.