Ammine vs. Amine

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Ammine vs. Amine

Postby gabbymaraziti » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:10 pm

When are we supposed to use ammine, and when should we use amine?

For example, ethylenediamine (en) uses amine and has NH2 groups, but the ligand HN3 is called ammine. What is the reasoning? What about NH4+?

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Re: Ammine vs. Amine

Postby Shivam Rana 1D » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:17 pm

NH4+ is not a ligand if I am right. I think the other two are just spelling conventions.

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