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Malia Shitabata 1F
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Can ligands be a central atom if the central atom has a lone pair or does it always have to be a surrounding atom the central atom is bonded to?
Rory Simpson 2F
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I think that by definition ligands are those that bind to the central atom of the coordination complex, so they can't be the central atom.
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I am pretty positive that the ligand has to be the surrounding bound atoms.
Grecia Velasco 1G
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Ligands surround the central atom. It's just a name for bonded elements/molecules to central atom.
Michelle Xie 2B
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Ligands are not the central atom. They bond to the central atom.
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