Memorizing Ligands

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Memorizing Ligands

Postby 904901860 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:39 pm

Does anyone have any tips on how to remember the names of the ligands and their charges?

Joonsoo Kim 4L
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Re: Memorizing Ligands

Postby Joonsoo Kim 4L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:30 pm

Not sure how much this will help, but since a lot of ligands correspond to polyatomic ions, I just associate names and charges to those.

005113695
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Re: Memorizing Ligands

Postby 005113695 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:11 am

I just compared the ones with similar names and figured out what adding each molecule does. For example, in CN-, NC-, or SCN- or NCS-, adding the S adds a thio-. When N is moved to the front, it adds an iso-


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