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Pentadentate

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:07 pm
by George Cazares 1E
Can there be ligand that bind to 5 sites and be pentadentate or more than 6 sites? In Dr. Lavelle's notes, he has monodentate, bidentate, tridentate, and hexadentate, but are there others?

Re: Pentadentate

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:14 pm
by Joseph Hsing 2C
There exists tetradentates, pentadentates, and octadentates. I'm guessing there is a cap to how many atoms a ligand can bind to, but I'm not sure on that exact number.

Re: Pentadentate

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:05 am
by anikamenon2H
Dr. Lavelle did mention that pentadentates do exist but they're not as common. Hexadentates are common since compelxes often have octahedral geometry. I don't think it goes past hexadentate but I'm not sure. I am sure 6 sites is more than enough for Chem 14A which is why he only mentioned the common ones :)

Hope this helps!