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Solution - Explain Ligand - HSC Science (Computer Science) 12th Board Exam - Chemistry

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Explain  Ligand

Define ligand

Solution 1

Ligands:
Ligands are ions or neutral molecules which bind to a central metal atom or ion. They act as Lewis bases (electron pair donors). They have at least one donor atom with an electron pair used to form covalent bonds with the central atom.

Solution 2

Ligands:
The molecules or ions which are coordinated to the central atom or ion in the coordination
compound are called ligands or donor groups.

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Solution for question: Explain Ligand concept: Definitions of Some Important Terms Pertaining to Coordination Compounds. For the courses HSC Science (Computer Science), HSC Science (General) , HSC Science (Electronics)
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