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Postby kpang_4H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:59 pm

What exactly is chelation and what are some examples of chelating ligands?

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Re: Ligand

Postby Michelle Shin 4B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:03 pm

A chelate is a complex containing a ligand that forms a ring of atoms that includes the central metal atom. For example, CuC2N2 is a chelate where a ring of atoms is formed including the central metal atom, copper.

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Re: Ligand

Postby Bradley Whitworth 4B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:34 pm

A chelating ligand is one who has 2+ attachments to a metal through coordination bonding.

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Re: Ligand

Postby Anish Patel 4B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:43 pm

WHat is the best way to determine if a ligand is a chelating one?

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Re: Ligand

Postby IScarvie 1E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:06 pm

A chelate is a ring structure of ligands around a central metal ion

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