Easy Way to Name/Remember

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Maggie Eberhardt - 2H
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Easy Way to Name/Remember

Postby Maggie Eberhardt - 2H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:24 am

Does anyone have any tips/tricks for memorizing how to name coordination compounds? Or could someone quickly summarize all the rules and aspects we have to note when naming?

Ryan 1K
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Re: Easy Way to Name/Remember

Postby Ryan 1K » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:32 am

Name the ligands and then the central metal cation in one word. The ligands should be in alphabetical order, ignoring the prefixes, and the central metal cation should be last with its oxidation state.

If there is a cation in front of the brackets that bonds to the coordination compound, name the element.

If there is an anion after the brackets, name the anion (using the -ide suffix).

Maggie Eberhardt - 2H
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Re: Easy Way to Name/Remember

Postby Maggie Eberhardt - 2H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:55 am

Ryan Chew 1C wrote:Name the ligands and then the central metal cation in one word. The ligands should be in alphabetical order, ignoring the prefixes, and the central metal cation should be last with its oxidation state.

If there is a cation in front of the brackets that bonds to the coordination compound, name the element.

If there is an anion after the brackets, name the anion (using the -ide suffix).


awesome, thank you!!


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