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Naming Coordination Compounds

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:07 pm
by Sabrina Ryu 3L
Do we just have to memorize all of the common ligand names? Or will it be provided to us?

Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:45 pm
by Vy Lu 2B
It will most likely be that we will have to familiarize ourselves with the common ligands and recognize them in the molecules; naming the coordination compounds will also require us to have knowledge of the naming rules taught in lecture.

Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:14 pm
by Kyither Min 2K
I think we will have to know common ligands such as ammine, chloro, and cyano.

Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:47 pm
by Simran Athwal-Dis 3A
When does the roman numeral come into play, basically how do you determine what roman numeral to place on a compound?

Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:11 pm
by Julia Lee
Simran Athwal-Dis 3A wrote:When does the roman numeral come into play, basically how do you determine what roman numeral to place on a compound?


The roman numeral is used to state the oxidation state of the transition metal. It can be figured out by using all the other charges in the coordination compound since you know the total charge for a coordination compound has to be neutral (=0)

Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:23 pm
by Madelyn Romberg 3L
I believe we will need to be able to remember them; he stated during lecture that we can find the common ligands in the textbook, which makes it seem like we should be familiar with them.

Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:28 pm
by mayra martinez 1D
Adding on to the roman numeral question, the roman numeral indicates the charge of the transition metal cation and its used in situations where there are multiple oxidation states that the metal can form and so it helps distinguish the state of the metal. You can generally find it by looking at the coordination compound.

Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:28 pm
by Karla_Ocampo 4E
Hi! I dont think we need to memorize all of them but we do need to be familiar with the common ligands.

Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:55 pm
by Simran Athwal-Dis 3A
Chan Mee Lee wrote:The roman numeral is used to state the oxidation state of the transition metal. It can be figured out by using all the other charges in the coordination compound since you know the total charge for a coordination compound has to be neutral (=0)

Thank you so much!

Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:27 pm
by Simran Athwal-Dis 3A
mayra martinez 1D wrote:Adding on to the roman numeral question, the roman numeral indicates the charge of the transition metal cation and its used in situations where there are multiple oxidation states that the metal can form and so it helps distinguish the state of the metal. You can generally find it by looking at the coordination compound.

Thank you so much!