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Ligand Charges

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:51 pm
by Wilson 2E
Is there a way to calculate the charge of a ligand, or is it something that just has to be memorized?

Re: Ligand Charges

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:35 pm
by Aarja Pavade 1H
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).

Re: Ligand Charges

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:38 pm
by Venus_Hagan 2L
i honestly just memorized them. In the textbook, table 9C.1 is a list of the common ligands with their names, formulas, and charges

Re: Ligand Charges

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:49 pm
by rabiasumar2E
I would memorize them, which seems like a hassle but honestly the more practice problems you do, the easier it gets to memorize.