bis-, tris-, etc.

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Lisa Werner 2F
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bis-, tris-, etc.

Postby Lisa Werner 2F » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:43 pm

do we use the bis-, tris-, etc. if a ligand is a polydentate or if it has another greek prefix? basically does oxalate need them or not?

Ariel Cheng 2I
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Re: bis-, tris-, etc.

Postby Ariel Cheng 2I » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:47 pm

You use bis-, tris-, and tetrakis- when the ligand name already has di-, tri-, tetra-, etc or if they are polydentate. For oxalate, you would use bis-, tris-, etc as it is bidentate.

maldonadojs
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Re: bis-, tris-, etc.

Postby maldonadojs » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:49 pm

You use such prefixes when there is more than one polydentate ligands. So if there was two (en), you would use bis-prior to writing the name of the ligand.

Nghi Nguyen 2L
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Re: bis-, tris-, etc.

Postby Nghi Nguyen 2L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:02 pm

we use those prefixes for polydentates, and since oxalate is a bidentate, we can use them

Heidi Ibarra Castillo 1D
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Re: bis-, tris-, etc.

Postby Heidi Ibarra Castillo 1D » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:50 pm

oxalate would have to use these prefixes due to it being bidentate


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