Do we need to know which atom in the ligand is attached to the central atom?

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chrisdinkel_4E
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Do we need to know which atom in the ligand is attached to the central atom?

Postby chrisdinkel_4E » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:18 pm

Do we need to know which atom in the ligand is attached to the central atom? For example, do we need to write out -kE (E being the attached atom) when writing the formula name out?

Joonsoo Kim 4L
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Re: Do we need to know which atom in the ligand is attached to the central atom?

Postby Joonsoo Kim 4L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:18 pm

For writing the formula, you don't need to know which atom is attached. But it will better represent the structure of the coordination compound when you're drawing the lewis structure, though I don't know that it will necessarily be expected.


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