Problem 17.31 d  [ENDORSED]

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Jessica Yang 1J
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Problem 17.31 d

Postby Jessica Yang 1J » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:15 pm

I thought we named ligands in alphabetical order, so why did the book list bisoxalato before the diaqua in problem 17.31d? I know we are also supposed to disregard the prefixes when putting the ligands in alphabetical order as well.

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Re: Problem 17.31 d

Postby Gianna Apoderado 1B » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:40 pm

That might have just been a book error, or maybe a rare exception to the rule, because according to Toolbox 17.1 we do name ligands in alphabetical order!

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Re: Problem 17.31 d

Postby dstemp » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:44 pm

On a separate note, why is diaqua enclosed in parentheses? What does this signify?

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Re: Problem 17.31 d  [ENDORSED]

Postby Julia Meno 1D » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:48 pm

The solutions manual actually listed diaqua before bisoxalato. This is in alphabetical order because, disregarding prefixes, the a in aqua precedes the o in oxalato.

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