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Which part of the compound when naming it is the lewis acid? Is it the central metal atom? Also, when naming compounds with polydentates, do we have to know more than what is listed in table 17.4 like other than en, dien, and edta?
The transition metal, which is the central metal atom, is the Lewis acid and it accepts electron pairs. This element comes last in the naming process. The surrounding ligands are Lewis bases and they are the electron donors.
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