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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:53 pm
by Meachelle_Lum_1I
Hi, for the compound sodium bisoxalato(diaqua)ferrate(III), I was wondering what it meant when diaqua was in parenthesis? Also, the book wrote the water part as OH2 instead of H2O. Would it be wrong if I wrote it as H2O?

Lastly, does order of the ligands matter when we're given the name and have to write the compound?
(c2o4 then h2o vs. h2o then c2o4)

Re: Order/OH2

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:46 pm
by ChathuriGunasekera1D
Hi! They write OH2 to indicate that it's the O that bonds. So I think you have to write it like OH2. I think you write them in alphabetical order?? But I could be wrong about that.