Inorganic Quiz 3

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Inorganic Quiz 3
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2013-10-22 11:52:04
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  1. What makes a ligand/metal hard?
    very electronegative and small
  2. What makes a ligand/metal soft?
    lower electronegativity and large; polarizable
  3. What are the four methods of classifying ligands?
    • bonding mode
    • # of donated electrons
    • neutral, anions, or cations
    • structural type
  4. What are the two main classes of ligand bonding types?
    classical and nonclassical
  5. What is a classical ligand?
    A ligand that is an electron-pair donor and form complexes with all types of metal ions
  6. What is a nonclassical ligand?
    only form complexes with transition metal atoms
  7. What are the three major groups of nonclassical ligands?
    • triply bonded molecules
    • unsaturated organic molecules
    • organophosphine ligands (includes arsines)

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