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What are negative ligands?

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July 05, 2012 4:43AM

Any negatively charged species that is able to donate its lone pair to the metal is called a negative ligand. For example, Cl- , Br-, SO4-2, C2O4-2. The name of the ligand will end with O (i.e. sulphate will become sulphato, nitrite will become nitrito etc.)