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Roni Touboul
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Postby Roni Touboul » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:51 am

what does monodentate, bidentate, etc. mean?

Douglas Nguyen 2J
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Re: naming

Postby Douglas Nguyen 2J » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:55 am

Polydentate means that a ligand is able to occupy multiple bonding sites at once because it has lone pairs. So applying the Greek prefixes, a monodentate binds to one bonding site, and bidentate bonds to two.

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