polydentate

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RBergtraun_3A
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polydentate

Postby RBergtraun_3A » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:51 pm

how do u differentiate between a ligand that has two binding site but can only bind one at a time and one that can bond two at the same time?

erica thompson 4I
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Re: polydentate

Postby erica thompson 4I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:58 pm

it all depends on the structure of each molecule. like some have multiple potential bonding sites, but the sites aren’t far enough apart that 2 could bind, and some have 2 bonding sites that are far enough apart that it could bind to 2 molecules at the same time.

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Re: polydentate

Postby RBergtraun_3A » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:55 pm

erica thompson 4I wrote:it all depends on the structure of each molecule. like some have multiple potential bonding sites, but the sites aren’t far enough apart that 2 could bind, and some have 2 bonding sites that are far enough apart that it could bind to 2 molecules at the same time.


I kind of figured it out, you're describing ambidentate molecules. Thanks!

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Re: polydentate

Postby RBergtraun_3A » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:56 pm

erica thompson 4I wrote:it all depends on the structure of each molecule. like some have multiple potential bonding sites, but the sites aren’t far enough apart that 2 could bind, and some have 2 bonding sites that are far enough apart that it could bind to 2 molecules at the same time.


A molecule that can bind both at the same time would be considered a polydentate.


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