Naming of compounds with multiple ligands

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Aaron Ang 4H
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Naming of compounds with multiple ligands

Postby Aaron Ang 4H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:17 am

I get that ligands are put in order when naming a compound but why is that it is different in the chemical formula? An example of this is [FeCl(OH2)5]+ and the name is pentaaquachloridoiron(II) and i get that but why is chlorine in front of the water in the formula?

Riya Shah 4H
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Re: Naming of compounds with multiple ligands

Postby Riya Shah 4H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:46 am

Naming is always done in an alphabetical order irrespective of the formula. It doesn't matter how we write the formula.


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