ligands

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Alison Trinh 1E
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ligands

Postby Alison Trinh 1E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:53 pm

In what ways are ligands relevant to the topic of acids and bases?

Maya Serota 3G
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Re: ligands

Postby Maya Serota 3G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:55 pm

Ligands are Lewis bases. They have at least one pair of electrons that they donate to a metal atom/ion.

Sukanya Mohapatra 2G
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Re: ligands

Postby Sukanya Mohapatra 2G » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:47 pm

Ligands act as Lewis bases (electron pair donors), and the central atom acts as a Lewis acid (electron pair acceptor). Ligands have at least one donor atom with an electron pair used to form covalent bonds with the central atom.

AmyL_3L
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Re: ligands

Postby AmyL_3L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:50 pm

Ligands are Lewis bases and they donate electrons to the central atom of the coordinate compound.

Connor Ho 1B
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Re: ligands

Postby Connor Ho 1B » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:03 pm

Ligands are considered Lewis bases because they contribute e- to the coordination complex.


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