EDTA and Thiocyanto Ligands  [ENDORSED]

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EDTA and Thiocyanto Ligands

Postby Isa Samad 1L » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:07 pm

For writing out the formulas of compounds, would we be required to write out the entire chemical formula for EDTA or is (edta) and its associated prefix enough to provide? Also, I read that Thiocyanato is an ambidentate ligand, as it can attach at either the sulfur or nitrogen atom. Does this mean that Thiocyanato is bidentate?

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Re: EDTA and Thiocyanto Ligands  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:37 am

EDTA is fine.

Thiocyanato is not bidentate because it cannot bind to the same metal cation twice. Look at the examples I did in class.

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