Di, Tri, Tetra vs. Bis, Tris, Tetrakis

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Di, Tri, Tetra vs. Bis, Tris, Tetrakis

Postby mitalisharma2B » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:33 pm

I'm still a bit unsure of when to use di, tri, tetra vs. bis, tris, tetrakis.
I believe the latter is used in polydentates, but are the prefixes only used on the later ligand names or all of them?

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Andrea Grigsby 1I
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Re: Di, Tri, Tetra vs. Bis, Tris, Tetrakis

Postby Andrea Grigsby 1I » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:11 am

so you would use di, tri, tetra on ligands that don't have said prefixes in their names already, eg dichlorido
while if you were to write (dien)2, instead of it being didiethlynetriamine which would be confusing, it's bisdiethylenetriamine, same with (en)2 for example, it would be bisethylenediamine, just because it's less confusing


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