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amine or ammine

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:08 pm
by Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C
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.

Re: amine or ammine

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:14 pm
by KnarGeghamyan1B
Ammine has to do with ligands and coordination compounds while amine has to do with derivatives of ammonia like NH3 or NH4

Re: amine or ammine

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:17 pm
by AArmellini_1I
And while they are different you won't (at least according to my TA) won't be docked an entire point for it