Naming Ligands

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Natalie Espadas 1A
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Naming Ligands

Postby Natalie Espadas 1A » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:09 pm

I keep practicing how to name ligands, but I cannot figure out a pattern or something helpful to name them. By any chance does somebody have a way or any tips on how to start naming them? Thank you in advance!

Kyle Sheu 1C
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Re: Naming Ligands

Postby Kyle Sheu 1C » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:59 pm

Personally I used p. 118 in the course reader with Toolbox 17.1 on p. 741 in the text as a supplement; and practiced with some of the in-class examples for fluency. Hope it works just as well for you!

Alejandra Reyna 1E
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Re: Naming Ligands

Postby Alejandra Reyna 1E » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:58 am

I began using this method where I wrote down the name of each formula on a notecard and placed them in front of me when working out problems. It became repetitive and stuck a little more each time. Hope this helps!

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Re: Naming Ligands

Postby 604807557 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:20 pm

The method I used to practice naming ligands was I wrote the ligand on one side of a flashcard and the name of it on the back. I repeatedly went through the flashcards and looked at the name and named the ligand (checking the back to see if I was correct) or vice versa (looked at the ligand side of the flashcard and named the name, checking the back side to see if I was correct).

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Re: Naming Ligands

Postby derek1d » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:05 pm

Separating the ligands into groups also helps, I separated them by their charge. This way you can more easily digest all of the information while also memorizing the charge of each ligand while you are trying to remember the name!

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