Naming Coordination Compounds

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Brittney Hun 2C
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Naming Coordination Compounds

Postby Brittney Hun 2C » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:20 am

Dr. Lavelle posted a link on his site https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-conten ... pounds.pdf
I was wondering if anyone knew if we needed to memorize the anionic ligands?

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Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Postby 605208780 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:36 am

No! You do not need to memorize them, but I would be familiarize yourself with when we use them!

Maria Poblete 2C
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Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Postby Maria Poblete 2C » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:38 am

I think it would be really helpful to know the simpler ligands, since I'm pretty confident that we're going to be asked to name some coordination compounds on the final. For the insanely long ligand names, I think it's okay if we don't memorize those haha.

Michelle Le 1J
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Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Postby Michelle Le 1J » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:43 am

I don't think you need to memorize them, but it is probably good if you understand generally how they were named (basically just taking out the ending and putting an o like chloride to chloro)

Eunice Nguyen 4I
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Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Postby Eunice Nguyen 4I » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:31 pm

I was told by a few other people that it's recommend to try to memorize them.

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Re: Naming Coordination Compounds

Postby BritneyP- 2c » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:41 pm

You don't have to memorize how to name them but you should know when to put the prefixes and when to change the metal cation into an -ate.


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