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Bidentate Definition

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This is the chemical structure of ethylenediamine.

Ethylenediamine is a bidentate Lewis base ligand.

Todd Helmenstine

Definition: Bidentate refers to a coordination complex where two ligands can attach itself to a central atom.

Also Known As: didentate

Examples: Ethylenediamine is a bidentate ligand. The ligand can attach to a central atom at either of the unpaired electrons on the nitrogen atoms.

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