Chelates

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akroberts
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Chelates

Postby akroberts » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:47 pm

Why can chelating ligands bind cations tightly?

EllerySchlingmann1E
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Re: Chelates

Postby EllerySchlingmann1E » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:24 am

Chelating ligands can bind cations tightly because they can bind in multiple locations instead of just one. The multiple binding sites hold the cation more tightly.

marisaimbroane1J
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Re: Chelates

Postby marisaimbroane1J » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:58 am

The bonds from chelates are also usually in a ring structure and surrounding the ligand. This goes along with the fact that bonds with chelates are stronger.

Daisylookinland
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Re: Chelates

Postby Daisylookinland » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:27 pm

How are you able to tell if a molecule is a chelating molecule?

Yukta Italia 3I
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Re: Chelates

Postby Yukta Italia 3I » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:19 pm

Does this mean that molecules that can act as chelates are polydentate?


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