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Postby Ashley McClearnen 1B » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:39 pm

What are some examples of when to use bis-,tris-,tetrakis-, etc?

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Re: bis-,tris-,tetrakis-

Postby Heesu_Kim_1F » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:31 pm

You would use bis-, tris-, and tetrakis- if the ligand already contains a prefix. So, for example, Pd[P(C6H5)3]4 is palladium(0) tetrakis(triphenylphosphine). Tetrakis- is used instead of tetra- since tri- is already used in the ligand's name. Hope this helps!

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Re: bis-,tris-,tetrakis-

Postby Schem_student » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:25 pm

So you use bis-, tris-, and tetrakis- if there are multiple of the same ligand ?
This is an example.
tris(ethylenediamine)cobalt(III) sulfate

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