Friday, January 27, 2006

Lecture Summary 1/27: The ties that bind - metal/ligand interactions



Our understanding of inorganic reactions also benefits from considering Lewis acid/base interactions. The ligand in a metal complex is acting as a Lewis base, donating an electron pair to the metal, which is typically positively charged. Many of these complexes are highly colored. Cisplatin, a platinum complex of ammonia and chloride is used to treat many cancers.

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