Naming Order

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Labiba Sardar 2A
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Naming Order

Postby Labiba Sardar 2A » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:11 pm

When you're writing out the formula for compounds, does the order of the ligands matter? For example, for 9C. #3d), would it be wrong to write Na[Fe(C2O4)2 (OH2)2] instead of Na[Fe(OH2)2 (C2O4)2 ]?

Amanda Lin 2I
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Re: Naming Order

Postby Amanda Lin 2I » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:15 pm

I think ligands are listed in alphabetical order.

DLee_1L
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Re: Naming Order

Postby DLee_1L » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:47 pm

alphabetic order, but disregarding the prefix. but for the formula, doesn't matter

MBouwman_4A
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Re: Naming Order

Postby MBouwman_4A » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:10 pm

I believe you would list the ligands in alphabetical order.

Rodrigo2J
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Re: Naming Order

Postby Rodrigo2J » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:18 pm

I think it is okay to write the formula either way, but when you're actually naming the molecule you would have to write it in alphabetical order.

Astrid Lunde 1I
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Re: Naming Order

Postby Astrid Lunde 1I » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:30 pm

The naming of the molecule should be in alphabetical order.

Ashley Kim 3F
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Re: Naming Order

Postby Ashley Kim 3F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:40 am

I don't think it necessarily matters how the formula is arranged as long as the naming is done alphabetically.


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