Brackets in Chem. Formula

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ckilkeary 2G
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Brackets in Chem. Formula

Postby ckilkeary 2G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:40 pm

When writing the formula in the steps to name a compound, how do you know what to put in brackets and include in the coordination sphere?

zachary_nhem_4I
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Re: Brackets in Chem. Formula

Postby zachary_nhem_4I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:42 pm

The contents within the bracket should be the "complex", which is a species consisting of a central metal atom or ion to which a number of molecule or ions are attached by coordinate covalent bonds.

TYun_1C
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Re: Brackets in Chem. Formula

Postby TYun_1C » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:42 pm

The transition metal and all its ligands are contained in the coordination sphere and should be put in brackets.

Venus_Hagan 2L
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Re: Brackets in Chem. Formula

Postby Venus_Hagan 2L » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:44 pm

The transition metal and all its ligand will be inside the brackets and then everything else is outside. If you are going from a name to the formula everything in the complex will be one word and then things outside will be another word.

Erik Buetow 1F
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Re: Brackets in Chem. Formula

Postby Erik Buetow 1F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:48 pm

Transition metal and ligands are inside of the brackets. Everything else goes on the outside

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Re: Brackets in Chem. Formula

Postby stephaniekim2K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:21 pm

The transition metal and its ligands go inside the bracket. Everything else is outside.


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