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Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:53 pm
In what ways are ligands relevant to the topic of acids and bases?
Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:55 pm
Ligands are Lewis bases. They have at least one pair of electrons that they donate to a metal atom/ion.
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:47 pm
Ligands act as Lewis bases (electron pair donors), and the central atom acts as a Lewis acid (electron pair acceptor). Ligands have at least one donor atom with an electron pair used to form covalent bonds with the central atom.
Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Ligands are Lewis bases and they donate electrons to the central atom of the coordinate compound.
Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:03 pm
Ligands are considered Lewis bases because they contribute e- to the coordination complex.