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Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:27 pm
Can anyone recommend me some strategies for memorizing the names of the ligands?
Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:59 pm
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.
Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:14 pm
I like to think of it this way as well, and when you practice naming coordination compounds, it becomes more and more familiar.
Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:15 pm
There are some that come out a lot and are very common. those should be easier to memorize.
Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:00 pm
The more you use them, the more familiar you become with them.