From today's review session naming en  [ENDORSED]

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From today's review session naming en

Postby Nawaphan Watanasirisuk 3B » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:45 am

one of the examples was [Mn(en)2(NH3)2I2]+2

I'm a bit confused because I thought en is a shorthand for ethylenediamine which already includes (NH3)2 ? Why should there still be (NH3)2 in the formula in it is already shorthanded as en?

Please help!

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Re: From today's review session naming en  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:40 am

The ammonia groups are in addition to en, not a part of en. They are separate ligands.


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