Lone Pairs in this Compound

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salvadorramos3k
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Lone Pairs in this Compound

Postby salvadorramos3k » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:24 am

In the compound HN(CH2CH2NH2)2, I know that there are two lone pairs since there are two NH2s, but where is the third lone pair found? In the textbook it says that this is a tridentate ligand.

Dakota Walker 1L
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Re: Lone Pairs in this Compound

Postby Dakota Walker 1L » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:40 am

I think the third lone pair can be found on the third nitrogen (the NH).

ValerieChavarin 4F
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Re: Lone Pairs in this Compound

Postby ValerieChavarin 4F » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:44 pm

The subscript of two shows that there is double of what is inside the parentheses, therefore 2 N. The third one is the N that is on the outside in the HN.


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