Ligands

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MichelleRamirez_2F
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Ligands

Postby MichelleRamirez_2F » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:01 pm

When given a chemical formula how do we know which one is the cetral metal atom or ion?

Brandon_Tran_2E
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Re: Ligands

Postby Brandon_Tran_2E » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:17 pm

Usually there will only be 1 metal and everything else is a ligand, also for coordination compounds, the metals are always transition metals.

Karishma_1G
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Re: Ligands

Postby Karishma_1G » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:24 pm

The central atom for a coordinate covalent compound is the transition metal/ion. The ligands are usually covalent molecules (water) or negatively charged ions (F-) that have a pair of electrons to donate.

Erin Nash - 4G
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Re: Ligands

Postby Erin Nash - 4G » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:47 pm

A ligand has to be able to form coordinate covalent bonds, so often the molecules will have a lone pair of electrons.

Nikki Bych 1I
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Re: Ligands

Postby Nikki Bych 1I » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:47 pm

Regarding ligands, the transition metal/cation will almost always be the central atom.

KHuang1L
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Re: Ligands

Postby KHuang1L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:13 am

The central atom should be the transition metal.

rachana_korapati3C
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Re: Ligands

Postby rachana_korapati3C » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:14 am

The ligand is also the same as the Lewis base in any given molecule, and the central atom is almost always the Lewis acid


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