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Postby NHolmes3L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:23 pm

Can a ligand only give an electron pair if it only has one lone pair?

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Re: polydentate

Postby Jiyoon_Hwang_2I » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:09 am

In order for a ligand to be polydentate it must have on or more lone pairs because it has to have a lone pair to donate

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Re: polydentate

Postby 405268063 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:33 am

Yes, the definition of a ligand is just that it is a Lewis base and can donate at least one pair of electrons.

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Re: polydentate

Postby VioletKo3F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:46 am

Is a molecule polydentate as long as it has a lone pair to bind?

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Re: polydentate

Postby Natalie Benitez 1E » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:00 pm

How can a molecule bind in more than one area? Is it because there are elements that have lone pairs on them?

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