Iron in myoglobin  [ENDORSED]

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Iron in myoglobin

Postby ConnorRazmaDis2I » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:08 pm

Why does the iron in myoglobin only bond to one O atom and not 2?

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Re: Iron in myoglobin  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:32 am

Because the other 5 positions already have bonds.

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Re: Iron in myoglobin

Postby Zachary Menz 1D » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:13 pm

myoglobin lewis.png
myoglobin lewis structure
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This diagram of myoglobin's structure shows that only one O can bond as there are already 5 other bonds taking place.

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