OH2 vs H2O

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Germar G 4F
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OH2 vs H2O

Postby Germar G 4F » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:14 pm

In some answers from the HW, for example 17.31 6th edition, they write H2O as OH2. Is there a reason for that? If so, when do we write it OH2?

Vy Lu 2B
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Re: OH2 vs H2O

Postby Vy Lu 2B » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:23 pm

In some answers, H2O is written as OH2 because we want to emphasize that the oxygen atom in the water molecule is the partially negative part of the ligand that binds to the metal central atom in the coordination compound.

Cienna Henry 1J
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Re: OH2 vs H2O

Postby Cienna Henry 1J » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:34 pm

If we write H2O when OH2 is in the answer, is it wrong?

ThomascnguyenDis1J
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Re: OH2 vs H2O

Postby ThomascnguyenDis1J » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:48 pm

I don't think so Cienna, but I would ask your TA first

Germar G 4F
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Re: OH2 vs H2O

Postby Germar G 4F » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:22 pm

Vy Lu 3A wrote:In some answers, H2O is written as OH2 because we want to emphasize that the oxygen atom in the water molecule is the partially negative part of the ligand that binds to the metal central atom in the coordination compound.

Got it, thank you!

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Re: OH2 vs H2O

Postby josephperez_2C » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:48 pm

They are the same and you can write it in both ways.


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