Amine vs Ammine?

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Reina Robles 2B
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Amine vs Ammine?

Postby Reina Robles 2B » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:44 pm

Is there a difference between amine and ammine?

Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L
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Re: Amine vs Ammine?

Postby Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:28 pm

Are you talking about ammine for the neutral lignad: NH3 and about their spelling? If so, I was told in one of my plf's that the spelling matters in regards to points so when naming coordination compounds make sure you write ammine with double m's!

Ashley Kim 3F
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Re: Amine vs Ammine?

Postby Ashley Kim 3F » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:50 pm

There is a difference between an amine and an ammine, and it's important to differentiate. An amine is a functional group from ammonia, while an ammine refers to a group of coordination compounds where ammonia is a ligand.

Reina Robles 2B
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Re: Amine vs Ammine?

Postby Reina Robles 2B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:21 am

Diana Chavez-Carrillo 3J wrote:Are you talking about ammine for the neutral lignad: NH3 and about their spelling? If so, I was told in one of my plf's that the spelling matters in regards to points so when naming coordination compounds make sure you write ammine with double m's!


Ashley Kim 3F wrote:There is a difference between an amine and an ammine, and it's important to differentiate. An amine is a functional group from ammonia, while an ammine refers to a group of coordination compounds where ammonia is a ligand.


That makes sense, thank you both.


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