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Isabel Day 1D
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Postby Isabel Day 1D » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:08 pm

Why is "diaqua" in parentheses in sodium bisoxalato(diaqua)ferrate (III)?

Victoria Li 1L
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Re: Parentheses

Postby Victoria Li 1L » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:11 pm

I think it's just to make the name less confusing. Both oxalato and aqua are multi-atom ligands so they might just sometimes be in parantheses.

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