Shorthands

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KylieY_3B
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Shorthands

Postby KylieY_3B » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:29 pm

When writing out the full name for coordinate compounds which include a ligand such as ethylenediamine (en), can we still use the shorthand or do we have to remember the actual names?

Nicoline Breytenbach 3D
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Re: Shorthands

Postby Nicoline Breytenbach 3D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:32 pm

The shorthand should be used within the formulas so as not to write out the long formula for ethylenediamine, etc, not as a substitute for the name itself.

005113695
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Re: Shorthands

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

it can be used when naming, but when putting it in brackets, you should know what it consists of. Also better to just know the full name as well.


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