Order of Ligands

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ckilkeary 2G
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Order of Ligands

Postby ckilkeary 2G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:56 pm

The book says that in some cases the order of ligands in the name is not the same as the order in the formula. How would we know if that's the case?

Rory Simpson 2F
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Re: Order of Ligands

Postby Rory Simpson 2F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:01 pm

You want to always name the ligands in alphabetical order based on the root (not the prefix), regardless of the formula order.

Abraham De Luna
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Re: Order of Ligands

Postby Abraham De Luna » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:25 pm

You should list them in alphabetical order based on the root.

JasonKwon_3k
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Re: Order of Ligands

Postby JasonKwon_3k » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:26 pm

If something needs to be emphasized, the ordering of ligands would be different.

CalvinTNguyen2D
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Re: Order of Ligands

Postby CalvinTNguyen2D » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:07 am

Ligands should be named in alphabetical order, but ignore the prefixes when you’re arranging them!


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