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Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:36 am
How do you determine the proper prefixes for ligands
Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:49 am
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.
Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:03 pm
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.