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Churro Review- 28

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:29 am
by keyaluo4C
Question 28 is naming the compound
Co(NH2CH2CH2NH2)2(CN)(Cl)]Cl

And the answer posted is chlorocyanobisethylenediamminecobalt (III) chloride.

Why would the Cl and CN ligands be put before the ethylenediamine ligand? Would en not be first by alphabetical order?

Re: Churro Review- 28

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:34 am
by julia_lok_2K
Cl and CN would be first by alphabetical order.