Define the following terms with a suitable example of each:

(a) Polydentate ligand

(b) Homoleptic complex

                      

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Answers (1)
S Sumit

(a) When more than one donor atoms are present in a ligand, the ligand is said to be polydentate. e.g. \left [ EDTA \right ]^{^{4-}}

(b) The complexes in which a metal is bound to only one kind of donor groups are known as homoleptic complexes

e.g \left [ Co(NH_{3})_{6} \right ]

                   

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