How to identify polydentates

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Mari Williams 1K
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How to identify polydentates

Postby Mari Williams 1K » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:56 pm

Does anyone have some tips to help identify polydentates from their formulas?

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Re: How to identify polydentates

Postby Mahnoor_Wani_1I » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:06 pm

Draw the lewis strcuture of the molecule
The ligand must have at least 2 atoms with lone pairs

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Re: How to identify polydentates

Postby Inderpal Singh 2L » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:29 pm

The biggest tip I can give you is to draw the lewis structures. It becomes much easier to identify if a compound if polydentate or not.


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