Naming Order

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Jedrick Zablan 3L
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Naming Order

Postby Jedrick Zablan 3L » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:24 pm

What was the naming order again. and what is a good way to memorize it?

Christine Honda 2I
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Re: Naming Order

Postby Christine Honda 2I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:30 pm

(Greek Prefix) Ligand names in alphabetical order, Transition Metal Cation Name (Roman Numeral). If there are anions, then add it to the end. If there is water then add (Greek Prefix) Hydrate.

Suraj Doshi 2G
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Re: Naming Order

Postby Suraj Doshi 2G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:36 pm

1) Greek Prefix
2) TM cation name with roman numerals
3) Anion
4) Hydrate with proper prefix

Ashley Kao 1H
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Re: Naming Order

Postby Ashley Kao 1H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:36 pm

In lecture, we learned that when writing coordination compounds, we write the following:
(Greek Prefix) Ligand names alphabetical order, then Transition Metal Cation name (Roman Numeral).
However, if there are anions, then the anion will be named after the Roman Numeral.

Anish Patel 4B
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Re: Naming Order

Postby Anish Patel 4B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:39 pm

If there is a neutral molecule too, do you write its name before the hydrate?

Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H
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Re: Naming Order

Postby Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:02 pm

I am not sure by what it meant that when a ligand name is with DI-, TRI-, TETRA, or polydentate, we should have different prefixes such as bis, tris, tetrakis, and pentakis. Are there any examples with these prefixes?


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