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Postby Shanzey » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:17 pm

When talking about EDTA, would you say that it is hexadentate or polydentate? Can you use polydentate to describe anything that is not monodentate?

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Re: Polydentate

Postby Christine Honda 2I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:18 pm

Polydentate is referring to anything that can bind in two or more places. I would describe EDTA as a hexadentate to be more specific!

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Re: Polydentate

Postby 005321227 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:40 pm

They are the same things, however hexadentate is a more specific and accurate response especially for edta since we focused on it so much!

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Re: Polydentate

Postby Martina » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:26 am

Polydentate just means that it bonds at more than one site, hexadentate says the actual number of bonds it can make. Both are correct though.

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