Q. 22

Identify the correct statements for the behaviour of ethane-1, 2-diamine as a ligand.
A. It is a neutral ligand.

B. It is a didentate ligand.

C. It is a chelating ligand.

D. It is a unidentate ligand.

Answer :

The structure of ethane-1,2-diamine is given below;



Ethane- 1,2- diamine( -NH2-CH2-CH2-NH2-) is a neutral ligand and it is bidentate.


The point of attachment is the –NH2 group with a lone pair on it. It is a chelating ligand because it has more than one point of attachment and therefore stabilizes the complex it forms with the central metal atom.

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