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Postby George_Zhu » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:41 am

How the greek prefix used in the coordinate compound?

Brian Kwak 1D
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Re: prefix

Postby Brian Kwak 1D » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:48 am

Greek prefixes are used to designate the number of each type of ligand in the complex ion, e.g. di-, tri- and tetra-. If the ligand already contains a Greek prefix (e.g. ethylenediamine) or if it is polydentate ligands (ie. can attach at more than one binding site) the prefixes bis-, tris-, tetrakis-, pentakis-, are used instead.

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Re: prefix

Postby 205458163 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:50 pm

It is for indication the number of atoms or ions.

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Re: prefix

Postby Radha Patel 1A » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:37 pm

Tip : do not consider prefixes when naming the coordination compound alphabetically, but still include the prefixes in the name.

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