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Chelating Ligands

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:13 pm
by Alex Nguyen 3I
Chelating ligands have to be polydentate I think, but how can you tell if the polydentate ligand is chelating by just using the formula?

Re: Chelating Ligands

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:57 pm
by 904611851
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.

Re: Chelating Ligands

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:09 pm
by KaitlynWatkins2D
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?

Re: Chelating Ligands

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:53 pm
by 304579397
What are ambident ligands ?