9.4     What is meant by unidentate, didentate and ambidentate ligands? Give two examples for each.

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Unidentate ligands:-   The ligand which has only one donor site are known as unidentate ligands. E.g.  Cl -, NH3

Bidentate(or didentate):-The ligands which have two donor sites are known as bidentate ligands.  E.g.  Ethane - 1,2 diamine, Oxalate ion

Ambidentate ligands:-  The ligands which can attach themselves to the central metal through two different atoms. E.g  NO2, SCN

 

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