chapter  7
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Chapter Chiral Ligand Exchange Capillary Electrophoresis

As known, metal ions can behave as electron pair acceptors. This property permits the bonding of a huge variety of both inorganic and organic molecules to a metal ion: the only condition that must be ful lled is that this molecule has one or more electron pairs available for such bonding. The species formed following this bonding is called metal coordination compound, and the molecule or ion able to coordinate the metal ion is called ligand.