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Ethylene diamine is a example of a _____ ligand.

$(a)\;\text{Monodentate} \\(b)\;\text{bidentate} \\(c)\; \text{tridentate} \\(d)\;\text{hexadentate} $

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Ethylenediamine(two ammonia molecules are linked with ethylene) is example of bidentate ligand.
The atoms or molecules or ions which donate pair of electrons to the central metal atom and thus forms coordinate bond with the central metal atoms are called ligands.Example of a bidentate ligand: Ethylene diamine
Hence b is the correct answer.
answered Mar 13, 2014 by meena.p
edited Mar 27 by sharmaaparna1