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Ligand Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Ligand

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Definition: an atom, ion, or molecule that donates or shares one or more of its electrons through a covalent bond with a central atom or ion. It is a complexing group in coordination chemistry that stabilizes the central atom and determines it reactivity.

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