9C.3D

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JamieVu_2C
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9C.3D

Postby JamieVu_2C » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:37 am

(d) Write the formula for: sodium bisoxalato(diaqua)ferrate(III)

Why is the formula Na[Fe(OH2)2(C2O4)2] instead of Na[Fe(C2O4)2(OH2)2]? If the ligands are written in alphabetical order, why does (OH2)2 go in front of (C2O4)2 in the formula?

Brooke Yasuda 2J
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Re: 9C.3D

Postby Brooke Yasuda 2J » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:43 am

It is still in alphabetic order because you look just at the ligand names and you have aqua and oxalato. Aqua is first alphabetically, so is written first.

Cassandra_1K
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Re: 9C.3D

Postby Cassandra_1K » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:25 pm

aqua comes before oxalato, therefore it's still written in alphabetical order.


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