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Naming Order

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:11 pm
by Labiba Sardar 2A
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 ]?

Re: Naming Order

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:15 pm
by Amanda Lin 2I
I think ligands are listed in alphabetical order.

Re: Naming Order

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:47 pm
by DLee_1L
alphabetic order, but disregarding the prefix. but for the formula, doesn't matter

Re: Naming Order

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:10 pm
by MBouwman_4A
I believe you would list the ligands in alphabetical order.

Re: Naming Order

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:18 pm
by Rodrigo2J
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.

Re: Naming Order

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:30 pm
by Astrid Lunde 1I
The naming of the molecule should be in alphabetical order.

Re: Naming Order

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:40 am
by Ashley Kim 3F
I don't think it necessarily matters how the formula is arranged as long as the naming is done alphabetically.