Max # of ligand bonding sites

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Max # of ligand bonding sites

Postby Gabrielle Schwab 1G » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:26 pm

How can you determine the maximum number of places on a ligand that can bind simultaneously to a single metal center?

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Re: Max # of ligand bonding sites

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:38 pm

This is given by the denticity of the ligand, for example ethylenediamine is bidentate so it can have maximum two bonds with the metal center.

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