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Chelated is referred to in metals. For example chelated iron.

This word means a chemical compound in the form of a heterocyclic ring, containing a metal ion attached by bonds to at least two nonmetal ions.

This chemical process renders the metal absorbent and non-toxic to plants and most life on the planet.

The chelating agents vary - a common synthetic chelator is EDTA.

  • Quite often water conditioners contain a chelation agent to render any potential toxic metals in the tap water harmless and prevent metal poison disease.

  • Plant fertilisers like PMDD or commercial products contain chelated metals for good plant growth.