Polydentate

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Claire Lo 3C
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Polydentate

Postby Claire Lo 3C » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:25 pm

What exactly is a polydentate?

Amanda Lin 2I
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Re: Polydentate

Postby Amanda Lin 2I » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:28 pm

A polydentate ligand is a ligand that has multiple atoms with lone pairs that can be used to bond to a central metal atom.

MinuChoi
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Re: Polydentate

Postby MinuChoi » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:39 pm

Note that polydentate can refer to tridentate, tetradentate, etc (not mono- or bidentates). It depends on how many atoms in the ligand have lone pairs available.

Anne Tsai 1F
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Re: Polydentate

Postby Anne Tsai 1F » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:41 pm

Polydentate ligands are chelating agents with multiple atoms bound to a metal in a coordination complex.

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Re: Polydentate

Postby Vivianvelazquez_1J » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:25 pm

A polydentate ligand is a ligand that coordinates to a metal center by two or more atoms, forming two or more bonds. Polydentate ligands range in the number of atoms used to bond to a central metal atom or ion.


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