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Postby sbeall_1C » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:52 pm

Is Carbonate considered bidentate like oxalate? If it is, is it due to that negatively charged oxygen atoms or is there another reason?

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Re: Polydentate

Postby Aliya Jain 2B » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:00 pm

I thought that carbonate was bidentate due to its 2 oxygens with -1 formal charge, but I have seen in a lot of places that it is monodentate bc it has 120 degree bond angles.

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