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Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:36 am
by Josh Moy 1H
How do you determine the proper prefixes for ligands

Re: prefixes

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:49 am
by Priyanka Bhakta 1L
The rules for naming coordination compounds are on page 741 Toolbox 17.1.

For ligands, the prefixes are based on how many molecules/atoms of that ligand are present in the compound.

Re: prefixes

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:03 pm
by Ramya Lakkaraju 1B
The usual prefixes are bi for 2, tri for 3, tetra for 4, etc. However, if the ligand is polydentate, you use bis for 2, tris for 3, tetrakis for 4 and so on.