Q. 10

Define the follow

Answer :

(a) When several donor atoms are present in a single ligand, it is called polydentate ligand. E.g. edta4- (ethylenediaminetetraacetate), it is a hexa dentate ligand i.e. it can bind with metal through ^ sites as given below-


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(b) Homoleptic complexes are those in which metal is bound to only one kind of donor atoms. E.g. [Co(NH3)6]3+, here all the 6 donor atoms/ligands are same that is ammine.


OR


(a) K3[Cr(C2O4)3]


(oxalate is a bidentate ligand)


(b) [Mn(H2O)6]SO4


(aqua is a neutral ligand)


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