-bis, -tris, etc

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-bis, -tris, etc

Postby Andrea_1H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:46 pm

I'm still confused on when we would use -bis, -tris, -tetrakis etc. Are there any examples of this that we'd be more likely to see on the final?

Marty Hockey
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Re: -bis, -tris, etc

Postby Marty Hockey » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:02 pm

You use bis, tris, etc. when there is a greek prefix already in the name such as the di in ethylenediamine which is one of the examples we could see on the final.

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Re: -bis, -tris, etc

Postby Jessica Chen 2C » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:03 pm

We use bis-, tris-, etc. when the ligand's name already contains di-, tri-, etc, or when the ligand is polydentate.

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Re: -bis, -tris, etc

Postby Jordan Ziegler 2J » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:14 pm

To clarify for anyone reading the post, polydentate suggests that there is a greek prefix to the ligand name.

For example, ethylenediamine (as mentioned above) is a bidentate; you need to use the altered suffixes.

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Re: -bis, -tris, etc

Postby saigorijavolu2k » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:16 pm

you would use bis tris and etc when the name already has prefixes like bi

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Re: -bis, -tris, etc

Postby stephaniekim2K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:24 pm

You use these suffixes when there is already a suffix in the name.

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