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Bis, Tris, Tetrakis, Pentakis

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:55 pm
by Philip
I am confused on how to use Bis, Tris, Tetrakis, Pentakis

Re: Bis, Tris, Tetrakis, Pentakis

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:43 pm
by Bilal Pandit 1J
You use these when there is a prefix for the logans, so u use bis instead of having bi in the name of the coordination compound and the ligand itself - bis instead of bi bi(ligand)

Re: Bis, Tris, Tetrakis, Pentakis

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:21 pm
by Ryan Yee 1J
You use Bis, Tris, Tetrakis, and Pentakis when the ligand itself has a prefix on it. These new prefixes will help denote how much of a ligand you have whereas the ones already on the ligand denote how much of an element you have within a ligand. This is to help avoid redundancy when naming.

Re: Bis, Tris, Tetrakis, Pentakis

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:45 pm
by sarahsalama2E
would someone be able to provide examples of when you would use these examples? I understand the concept but I actually haven't seen any problems in the HW or have come across any problems that deal with this...