Anionic Ligand Naming

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Grace Ramey 2K
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Anionic Ligand Naming

Postby Grace Ramey 2K » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:18 am

For anionic ligand naming, I was confused which convention is correct. For example, in class we learned that when a chloride ion is a ligand, we drop -ide and add -o to make it chloro-. However, in the book "chlorido" is used quite frequently. Are both types of naming correct?

Thanks for the help!

Christine Wastila 1H
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Re: Anionic Ligand Naming

Postby Christine Wastila 1H » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:24 am

I believe Dr. Lavelle said that the book uses a newer convention, but both are correct.

Michelle Nguyen 2L
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Re: Anionic Ligand Naming

Postby Michelle Nguyen 2L » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:34 am

yes, both names will be accepted in Lavelle's course!

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