Hydrate + Prefixes  [ENDORSED]

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Hydrate + Prefixes

Postby Hannah Chew 2A » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:39 pm

If H2O is outside the coordination compound, then it is called hydrate. We include its Greek prefix. Is H2O the only compound where we would have a prefix even if it's outside the brackets?

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Re: Hydrate + Prefixes  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:41 am

Typically yes because there is no way to work out how many water molecules are present.

Unlike the counter ion outside the coordination sphere where we can work out the number of counter ion outside the coordination sphere based on the net charge of the coordination compound.

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