Chelating Ligands

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Alex Nguyen 3I
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Chelating Ligands

Postby Alex Nguyen 3I » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:13 pm

Chelating ligands have to be polydentate I think, but how can you tell if the polydentate ligand is chelating by just using the formula?

904611851
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Re: Chelating Ligands

Postby 904611851 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:57 pm

If you draw out the structure of the formula that is given and see that a ring has been formed with the ligand in it, then there is a chelating ligand.

KaitlynWatkins2D
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Re: Chelating Ligands

Postby KaitlynWatkins2D » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:09 pm

Okay, but what I don't understand is when you draw out the structure of the formula how exactly do you tell a ring has been made with the ligand in it?

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Re: Chelating Ligands

Postby 304579397 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:53 pm

What are ambident ligands ?


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