Ligand Charges

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Wilson 2E
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Ligand Charges

Postby Wilson 2E » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:51 pm

Is there a way to calculate the charge of a ligand, or is it something that just has to be memorized?

Aarja Pavade 1H
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Re: Ligand Charges

Postby Aarja Pavade 1H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:35 pm

To calculate the charge of the ligand, you would "give back" the lone pair that it donated to the cation and look at the ligand individually (not bonded to the cation).

Venus_Hagan 2L
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Re: Ligand Charges

Postby Venus_Hagan 2L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:38 pm

i honestly just memorized them. In the textbook, table 9C.1 is a list of the common ligands with their names, formulas, and charges

rabiasumar2E
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Re: Ligand Charges

Postby rabiasumar2E » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:49 pm

I would memorize them, which seems like a hassle but honestly the more practice problems you do, the easier it gets to memorize.


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