Co3 2-

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Co3 2-

Postby Kyle Thorin » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:04 am

Why would CO3 2- be monodentate or bidentate when there are three oxygens with lone pairs to be bonding sites?

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Re: Co3 2-

Postby lilymayek_1E » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:08 am

it's not possible for CO3 2- to be bidentate to ONE metal (120 degree bond angle isn't big enough basically). However, if there's another metal present, another oxygen in CO3 2- can bind to that other metal, which will make carbonate bidentate.

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