unidentate ligand

unidentate ligand

[¦yü·nē¦den‚tāt ′līg·ənd]
(chemistry)
A ligand that donates one pair of electrons in a complexation reaction to form coordinate bonds.
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Hence it is coordinated to the metal ion as unidentate ligand with C2v symmetry (because the separation between two highest frequencies is below 186 cm-1) [33].