Ligands

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ashwathinair
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Ligands

Postby ashwathinair » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:04 pm

Exactly what is a ligand, and what do we need to know about ligands from lectures for the final?

Tai Metzger 3K
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Re: Ligands

Postby Tai Metzger 3K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:09 pm

In the context of what we have been learning, a ligand is a lewis base (e- pair donor)that attaches to a central ion (generally a transition metal) to form a coordination compound.

ishaa Diwakar 4E
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Re: Ligands

Postby ishaa Diwakar 4E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:19 pm

We also probably need to know how to name coordination compounds and to understand the concept of chelating ligands.

BryantChung_4B
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Re: Ligands

Postby BryantChung_4B » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:33 am

Ligands are found in coordination compounds, meaning they donate an electron pair to a central atom.

Eugene Chung 3F
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Re: Ligands

Postby Eugene Chung 3F » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:40 am

ligands are electron pair donors.

Jessica Li 4F
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Re: Ligands

Postby Jessica Li 4F » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:02 pm

Ligands donate a whole electron pair to the central atom in a coordination compound. For instance, a lone pair in O2 contributes to the whole of a bond between O2 and Fe when it bends to Fe in a molecule like myoglobin.

Kehlin Hayes 4C
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Re: Ligands

Postby Kehlin Hayes 4C » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:10 pm

Ligands donate electron pairs

Kelsey Ash 1D
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Re: Ligands

Postby Kelsey Ash 1D » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:24 pm

A ligand is an ion or molecule that binds to a central atom to form a coordination compound by donating a pair of electrons to the acid.

Khushboo_3D
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Re: Ligands

Postby Khushboo_3D » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:25 pm

All the ligands that are directly attached to the central metal atom are part of the coordination sphere.

Daniel Yu 1E
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Re: Ligands

Postby Daniel Yu 1E » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:16 pm

Kehlin Hayes 4C wrote:Ligands donate electron pairs


So are all ligands Lewis Bases?

anjali41
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Re: Ligands

Postby anjali41 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:31 pm

All ligands are Lewis bases and the central atom would be the Lewis acid.

AryaG_4C
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Re: Ligands

Postby AryaG_4C » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:54 pm

They are species that provide electrons.

Joelle 3L
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Re: Ligands

Postby Joelle 3L » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:57 pm

A ligand is an ion or molecule that binds to a central metal atom in order to form a coordination complex. Essentially, it is an electron pair donor


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