HW 17.35

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HW 17.35

Postby GabiFujita_1B » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:33 pm

Can someone explain how to determine which isomers form chelating complexes?

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Re: HW 17.35

Postby Annie Qing 2F » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:25 am

So, from what I understand, in order for a ligand to be chelating, the "bite angle" or the angle between the two parts of the ligand that will attach to the central metal has to be somewhere around, or less than, 90 degrees. So in 17.35, the parts of the ligand are only less than an angle of 90 degrees in (b).

I might be wrong, but I hope this helps!

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