amine or ammine

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Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C
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amine or ammine

Postby Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:08 pm

When naming complex ions I've noticed that some people use amine to represent (NH3), while some use ammine. Is there a difference? Does it matter which we use?

Also, I've noticed that dien and en use "amine" instead of ammine when writing out the full names of these structures: diethylenetriamine and ethylenediamine.

KnarGeghamyan1B
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Re: amine or ammine

Postby KnarGeghamyan1B » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:14 pm

Ammine has to do with ligands and coordination compounds while amine has to do with derivatives of ammonia like NH3 or NH4

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Re: amine or ammine

Postby AArmellini_1I » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:17 pm

And while they are different you won't (at least according to my TA) won't be docked an entire point for it


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