Optional Problems _2 Solutions

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Professor: Chris Chang Optional Problems GSIs: Julian Bigi, Sheel Dodani Chemistry 103 Optional Problems #2 1. Given the generic metal complex, predict which metal would be most likely to bind, and provide a brief rationale for your selection. S S S S M n M O N O O N O O O O n Cu 2+ , Au +1 , Pd 0 Ca 2+ , Cu 1+ , Fe 3+ In the first complex the ligands are terminal carboxylates, which are hard donors and the nitrogen ligands are borderline ligands. Cu 2+ is a borderline metal ion, Au 1+ is a soft metal ion, and Pd 0 is elemental, so Cu 2+ would be the most appropriate. In the second complex the sulfur ligands are soft and more easily polarized. Ca 2+ and Fe 3+ are hard metal ions, however, Cu 1+ is a soft metal ion so it will most
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