H2O in Coordination compounds

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Tasnia Haider 1E
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H2O in Coordination compounds

Postby Tasnia Haider 1E » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:46 pm

When figuring out the order of coordination compounds, how do you know to put OH2 or H2O as the structure within the compound? It has them both ways in the solutions manual.

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Re: H2O in Coordination compounds

Postby PranithaPrasad » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:04 pm

I think if it's referred to as diaqua it's OH2 but if it's referred to as hydrate then it's H2O.

Sohini Halder 1G
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Re: H2O in Coordination compounds

Postby Sohini Halder 1G » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:13 pm

I believe that when there is a compound and a dot(multiplication) sign next to it, we call it a hydrate. Otherwise water is a ligand.


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