9C. 7

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Kelly Cai 4D
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9C. 7

Postby Kelly Cai 4D » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:12 pm

9C.7 Which of the following isomers of diaminobenzene can form chelating complexes? Explain your reasoning.

I'm more confused about the reasoning aspect of this. Thank you!

Ramneet Sandhu 3D
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Re: 9C. 7

Postby Ramneet Sandhu 3D » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:20 pm

A complex between a metal and a polydentate ligand is a chelating complex. For this situation, there are 2 binding sites on each isomer. The nitrogens have to be close enough to complex to the same metal atom, so it would have to be (b).

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Re: 9C. 7

Postby kevinolvera1j » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:22 pm

Only b can form a chelating compound because only there are the NH2 groups close enough to bind to the same atom

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