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polydentate

Postby 805098281 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:50 pm

What are polydentates and monodentates? Is there a certain list we should memorize?

Casandra
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Re: polydentate

Postby Casandra » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:56 pm

805098281 wrote:What are polydentates and monodentates? Is there a certain list we should memorize?

monodentate is a ligand that binds at 1 site and a polydentate is when a ligand binds to more than 1 site. I don't know of there is a list to memorize, but it would be helpful to know that some bidentate ligands are ethylenediamine (en), and the oxalate ion (ox).

Manas Jinka
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Re: polydentate

Postby Manas Jinka » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:10 pm

monodentate is a ligand that binds in one place to the transition metal. Polydentate is a ligand that binds in more than one place to the transition metal.

JT Wechsler 2B
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Re: polydentate

Postby JT Wechsler 2B » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:11 pm

Monodentate is when a ligand only binds to the metal in one location. Polydentate is when a ligand binds in more than one location.

Nghi Nguyen 2L
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Re: polydentate

Postby Nghi Nguyen 2L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:54 pm

Monodentate is a ligand that bonds to one site on your transition metal. On the other hand, polydentates are when the ligands bond to more than one location. An example of a polydentate would be EDTA.


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