Naming Help

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Matt Sanruk 2H
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Naming Help

Postby Matt Sanruk 2H » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:32 pm

Do you guys have any advice for naming compounds with very long formulas, and writing chemical formulas for long names?

Sarah Blake-2I
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Re: Naming Help

Postby Sarah Blake-2I » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:41 pm

Look at each part of the chemical formula and break it down. I like to name the individual atoms or ligands and then after I get the names, I follow the procedure of putting them in alphabetical order and deciding the charge of the metal ion. Looking at the entire compound as a whole can be overwhelming and confusing, so this is just what I do. As for coordination compounds, memorizing the ligand chart should be very helpful and make naming a little clearer.

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