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nicole-2B
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naming

Postby nicole-2B » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:53 pm

Can someone explain when do you use the prefixes bis,-tris-,tetrakis-, pentakis-?

Daniel Honeychurch1C
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Re: naming

Postby Daniel Honeychurch1C » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:57 pm

You use those prefixes when the ligand already has a prefix in its name or if its polydentate.

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Re: naming

Postby Veronica_Lubera_2A » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:09 pm

Some common polydentates to recognize are ethylenediamine and its longer chains such as DIEN and EDTA. Another example is oxalate because they can bind in multiple places.


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