When does a complex become a chelate?

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Darren Nguyen 1F
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When does a complex become a chelate?

Postby Darren Nguyen 1F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:49 pm

What are the conditions?

IScarvie 1E
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Re: When does a complex become a chelate?

Postby IScarvie 1E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:30 pm

A chelate is a complex containing at least one ligand that forms a ring of atoms that includes the central atom.

Alison Trinh 1E
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Re: When does a complex become a chelate?

Postby Alison Trinh 1E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:35 pm

Also, to add on to the previous comment, the central atom should be a central metal atom.

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Re: When does a complex become a chelate?

Postby IScarvie 1E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:36 pm

A chelate is a complex containing at least one ligand that forms a ring of atoms that includes the central atom.


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