Name --> formula

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Kelly Cai 4D
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Name --> formula

Postby Kelly Cai 4D » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:12 pm

When we write out the name of a coordination compound, we write it out according to alphabetic order. Does it rule apply when we take the name of a coordination compound and write the formula? Or does alphabetic order not matter?

Are both formulas acceptable? [Pt(cl2)(nh3)2] versus [Pt(nh3)2(cl)2]

Deena Doan 2F
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Re: Name --> formula

Postby Deena Doan 2F » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:14 pm

I'm pretty sure both forms are acceptable, but I would probably do it alphabetically just in case.

Anthony Hatashita 4H
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Re: Name --> formula

Postby Anthony Hatashita 4H » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:38 pm

I don't think this is explicitly stated anywhere but I would do alphabetical order just in case, don't wanna lose free points on the final

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