Naming of Ligands

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Naming of Ligands

Postby nelms6678 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:24 pm

What are the definitions of monodentate, bidentate, and tridentate?

In that case what makes NH2CH2CH2NH2 a bidentate?

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Re: Naming of Ligands

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:28 pm

The two nitrogens with lone pairs are able to form bonds with the central metal due to the shape of this structure, and since two bonds can be formed, it's a BIdentate.

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Re: Naming of Ligands

Postby Bansi Amin 1D » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:31 pm

A monodentate ligand means that the Lewis base can only donate one electron pair to the central metal atom, while bidentate means that two electron pairs are donated by the Lewis base, and tridentate means that three bonds are formed.

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