naming coordination compounds

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naming coordination compounds

Postby 705160853 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:39 pm

does it matter which ligand's name you put first when naming?
for example, for [Co(CN)5(OH2)]2-
is it ok to name it both pentacyanoaqua... and aquapentacyano...

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Re: naming coordination compounds

Postby MaanasO 1A » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:11 pm

The order doesn't matter among the ligands themselves. They all just need to come before the metal cation in the naming and after in the chemical formula.

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Re: naming coordination compounds

Postby Max Kwon 1J » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:09 am

is it not in alphabetical order?


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