Naming - Prefixes

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Patricia Macalalag 2E
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Naming - Prefixes

Postby Patricia Macalalag 2E » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:40 pm

How do we know when to use the prefixes: bis-, tris-, tetrakis-, etc.?

Shawn Patel 1I
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Re: Naming - Prefixes

Postby Shawn Patel 1I » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:43 pm

You use the prefixes bis-, tris-, or tetrakis-, when the ligand is a polydentate.

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Re: Naming - Prefixes

Postby Ammar Amjad 1L » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:44 pm

If a ligand already contains a Greek prefix then the those prefixes are used. For example, if a ligand has a name with -di or -tri in it then you would use those prefixes.

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