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Labiba Sardar 2A
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Are all polydentates considered to be chelating ligands?
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Yes polydentates are considered to be chelating ligands. An example would be the porphyrin ligand.
Maya Gollamudi 1G
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Yes, all polydentate ligands bind to the central atom at multiple sites and can form a loop/ring which includes the central atom.
Maeve Miller 1A
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Yep, in order to be a chelate, a ligand must be polydenate so they are more or less interchangeable terms.
Charysa Santos 4G
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Yes, because the polydentates have multiple binding sites, they are able to form a "claw" or loop around the metal cation.
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