Order of Ligands

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Rachel Lu_dis1H
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Order of Ligands

Postby Rachel Lu_dis1H » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:23 am

When you're writing, for example in 17.31, Na [Fe (OH2)2 (C2O4)2] does it matter if (C2O4)2 is written before (OH2)2 or is also alphabetical?

deeksha1I
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Re: Order of Ligands

Postby deeksha1I » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:47 am

I believe the ligands need to be listed in alphabetical order.

alyssawhite1L
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Re: Order of Ligands

Postby alyssawhite1L » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:26 pm

They are meant to be in alphabetical order, ignoring the prefixes. However, I heard in a study session that you should take into account the prefixes bis, tris, etc in the alphabetical order. Is this true?

Sarah Brauer
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Re: Order of Ligands

Postby Sarah Brauer » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:13 am

Do neutral ligands or anionic ligands go first?

Alyssa Parry Disc 1H
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Re: Order of Ligands

Postby Alyssa Parry Disc 1H » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:15 am

Ligands are pretty much only put in order in alphabetical order although I am not sure about the prefixes bis, tris, etc.

Alexandria Weinberger
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Re: Order of Ligands

Postby Alexandria Weinberger » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:16 pm

Ligands should be written in alphabetical order by the name of the ligand, not the prefix of the ligand.

RussellChin_3A
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Re: Order of Ligands

Postby RussellChin_3A » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:02 pm

It doesn't matter if neutral / negative charge ligands go first or not. They just have to go alphbetically

Troy Tavangar 1I
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Re: Order of Ligands

Postby Troy Tavangar 1I » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:39 pm

When writing them, they must be in alphabetical order.

Sophie 1I
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Re: Order of Ligands

Postby Sophie 1I » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:18 pm

They must be in alphabetical order without the prefixes.


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