Naming Ligands

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Naming Ligands

Postby diegomartinez1F » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:49 am

should you always add "ion" at the end when naming a ligand or does that only apply in certain cases?

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Re: Naming Ligands

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:35 am

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Re: Naming Ligands

Postby Paul Wong1B » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:08 am

You only add "ion" when naming a ligand that is a coordinate covalent compound by itself as an ion without binding to a respective anion or cation.
For example, [Co(NH3)5Cl]+ would be labeled as pentaamminechlorocobaltate(II) ion.

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