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Ammine vs. Amine

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:10 pm
by gabbymaraziti
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+?

Re: Ammine vs. Amine

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:17 pm
by Shivam Rana 1D
NH4+ is not a ligand if I am right. I think the other two are just spelling conventions.