Ligand Polydentate

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Kyle Thorin
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Ligand Polydentate

Postby Kyle Thorin » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:37 am

How can I determine how many bonding sites a ligand has?

Nohemi Garcia 1L
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Re: Ligand Polydentate

Postby Nohemi Garcia 1L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:41 am

I think an easy way to tell is to see if there are multiple atoms with lone pairs attached. Like with ethylenediamine, its nitrogen atoms have a set of lone pairs, allowing it to be a bonding site.

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