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Memorization

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:27 pm
by Andrea_Torres
Can anyone recommend me some strategies for memorizing the names of the ligands?

Re: Memorization

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:59 pm
by Connor Ho 1B
For the most part, as long as you know the original name of the compound, the ligand is usually named by replacing the suffix with -ato or -o. ex. carbonate becomes carbonato, oxalate becomes oxalato, hydroxide becomes hydroxo.

There are only a few special ones, ex. en, edta, and isothiocyanto that are just straight up memorization.

Re: Memorization

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:14 pm
by Tahlia Mullins
I like to think of it this way as well, and when you practice naming coordination compounds, it becomes more and more familiar.

Re: Memorization

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:15 pm
by Leslie Almaraz 4G
There are some that come out a lot and are very common. those should be easier to memorize.

Re: Memorization

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:00 pm
by Oduwole 1E
The more you use them, the more familiar you become with them.