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When naming coordination compounds given their formula, just to make sure, for NC (isocyano) and NCS (isothiocyanato), when alphabetizing the ligands you would could the first letter of each of these ligands as "i," correct? So for [Fe(NC)3F3]6- it would be trifluorotriisocyanoferrate(VI)? (Just a made up complex ion)
I believe this is correct. Here I don't think iso- counts as a prefix, it's part of the ligand's original name. Would you happen to know whether this alphabetical system is the same for writing out formulas? Or can we just write the ligands randomly?
When writing the compound itself I don't believe order matters, so long as everything inside the brackets in inside and everything that should be outside is outside. Typically the transition metal cation is written first in the formula, but I'm not sure if that is absolutely required or just a formality
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