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Explain Ligand - Chemistry

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Explain  Ligand

Define ligand

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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.

Concept: Definitions of Some Important Terms Pertaining to Coordination Compounds
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