Chelating Ligands

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Jada Brown 2H
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Chelating Ligands

Postby Jada Brown 2H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:27 am

Can someone explain chelating ligands/how they work? Will we need to be able to recognize them when looking at a structure?

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Re: Chelating Ligands

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:46 am

Basically, a chelating ligand is one that can bond multiple times to the central metal ion by forming a ring with it. This is a result of the ability to rotate about sigma bonds so that the ligand can conform its shape to create that structure.

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Re: Chelating Ligands

Postby Aayush Patel 3B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:18 pm

Chelating ligands can bind cations tightly. Therefore, the larger the number of ring closures to a transition metal, the more stable the compound is.
Source: Britannica

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Re: Chelating Ligands

Postby 305385703 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:29 pm

Chelating ligands are flexible molecules that have sigma bonds and can form multiple coordination compounds with the same transition metal. This makes them especially strong.

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