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naming ligands

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:54 am
by Justin Chang 2K
Hey guys!
So in the textbook on table 17.4, it says to use cyanido, fluorido, chlorido, bromido, etc... but in lecture I wrote down "use cyano, chloro, etc. when naming ligands". Maybe I just saw Dr. Lavelle's slides wrong, I'm not sure, but can anyone clarify the exact naming? Thank you!

Re: naming ligands

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:56 am
by mayasinha1B
There are different ways of naming coordination compounds. Lavelle showed us the most common way, but he said he will accept both on a test. Both are correct ways of naming coordination compounds still.

Re: naming ligands

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:00 pm
by Justin Chang 2K
oh okay, thank you so much!