Alphabetical order of ligands

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Alphabetical order of ligands

Postby Lyndon_Bui_3J » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:11 pm

On toolbox 17.1, there is an example that names a complex thiocyanato(kN)pentaaqua(III) iron. Why isn't pentaaqua before thiocyanato if ligands are supposed to be alphabetical? Also why is the "(III)" after aqua? Thanks!

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Re: Alphabetical order of ligands

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:25 am

That answer in the book is incorrect. Ligands should be in alphabetical order and the oxidation state after the transition metal.

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