Formula for Coordination Compounds

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Xin Huang 3E
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Formula for Coordination Compounds

Postby Xin Huang 3E » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:11 am

Hi, can anyone kindly tell me how to determine the order of ligands when we write the formula for a given name of coordination compounds? I know that the metal should be before all the ligands, but for the ligands, do we write them in random order, or order of their charge, etc.?
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Re: Formula for Coordination Compounds

Postby Banik_Housepian_2K » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:00 am

I believe in the formula the order does not matter, but when naming you must name in alphabetical order.

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