6th Edition 29c

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KylieY_3B
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6th Edition 29c

Postby KylieY_3B » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:30 pm

Hi, could someone explain why [Co(CN)5(OH2)]^2- has aqua in front of the rest of its name in the answer key?

Kelsey Warren 1I
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Re: 6th Edition 29c

Postby Kelsey Warren 1I » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:46 pm

I was a little confused about this too, but the aqua comes from the water ligand that is part of the complex (the OH2). Because the aqua comes before the cyano in alphabetical order, the aqua is the start of the name.

zoepamonag4C
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Re: 6th Edition 29c

Postby zoepamonag4C » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:21 pm

Table 17.1 says that ligands are named in alphabetical order, and since water is a ligand in this case, -aqua is the first term.

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Re: 6th Edition 29c

Postby KylieY_3B » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:11 am

Okay thank you!


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