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Glendy Gonzalez 1A
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Postby Glendy Gonzalez 1A » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:48 am

Can someone please explain how you can determine when a ligand can be polydentate? what makes a ligand polydentate?

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Re: Polydentate

Postby manasa933 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:56 am

If a ligand has more than one donor atom (an atom that can bond with the central metal atom) it is polydentate.

Ivy Lu 1C
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Re: Polydentate

Postby Ivy Lu 1C » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:04 pm

A polydentate ligand has more than one donor atom, so it can occupy more than one binding site at a time.

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Re: Polydentate

Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:59 pm

A molecule is polydentate if it can bind to more than one lone pair of electrons on 2 DIFFERENT atoms.

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