naming formula for coordination compounds

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Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C
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naming formula for coordination compounds

Postby Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:02 pm

When writing the chemical formula for a coordination compound given its name, is there a particular order we write the anionic ligands or neutral ligands in if there are multiple? I know that you write the metal cation first, then anion ligands if any, then neutral ligands. For example, if there are 2 anionic ligands, Br- and Cl-, does it matter which we write first in the chemical formula? Is it also alphabetical?

Kavee Dodampahala 4E
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Re: naming formula for coordination compounds

Postby Kavee Dodampahala 4E » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:14 pm

It is alphabetical but without considering the prefixes (bi, tri, etc.)


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