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Bis- , tris- tetrakis-, pentakis- are used if the ligand has the same prefix as the polydentate so you wouldn't be using the prefix "di " twice to name a compound. The ligand would be named with di and then name the polydentate with "bis".
EthanPham_4D wrote:Can anyone provide an example of the naming with these prefixes? I would like to see how it's used.
An example could be the compound ChloroBISethyleneDIaminecobalt(III)Sulfate. Because the ligand has the same prefix as the polydentate (di-), the second prefix, bis- is used.
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