(ox) and (en)

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Donavin Collins 1F
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(ox) and (en)

Postby Donavin Collins 1F » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:28 pm

Can someone please explain to me what (en) and (os) mean in coordination compounds?
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Indy Bui 1l
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Re: (os) and (en)

Postby Indy Bui 1l » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:37 pm

(en) refers to ethylenediamine
here's its formula: NH2CH2CH2NH2
it is a chelating ligand (bidentate)

Im not sure what (os) but if you meant (ox) then ox is oxalate: C2O4 with a 2- charge, this is also bindendate chelating
Os could also mean Osmium? Where exactly did you see (os)

Donavin Collins 1F
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Re: (os) and (en)

Postby Donavin Collins 1F » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:49 pm

Thank you!! And sorry lol, yeah I meant (ox).


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