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Offline 5cienceboy

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LIGANDS
« on: January 12, 2010, 08:18:07 AM »
Which of the following cannot act as a ligand? CH3OH, N(CH3), N2H4, C2H6...

I understand that the two nitrogen containing compounds can act as a ligand as in those compounds they will both have a lone pair which is the obvious condition of being a ligand. The other two im unsure about. Thanks.

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Re: LIGANDS
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010, 11:00:22 AM »
both have a lone pair which is the obvious condition of being a ligand.

You're on the right track, do either of the remaining two options lack lone pairs?
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Re: LIGANDS
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010, 12:18:53 PM »
im certain the c2h6 doesnt but about the methanol im unsure. if it did it would be the oxygen yes? its just for revision im doing this so if i was in an exam i suppose i would go c2h6?

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Re: LIGANDS
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010, 12:42:34 PM »
Yup, you're right. Oxygen has 2 lone pairs, while carbon has none.
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Re: LIGANDS
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2010, 12:56:24 PM »
thanks guys, first time ive used this forum. quick efficient help. will be used a lot more for revision purposes. thank you again. ;D

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