Naming

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Nikita Patra 3J
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Naming

Postby Nikita Patra 3J » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:03 am

When do we use the prefixes bis-, tris-, tetrakis-, etc.?

Reina Robles 2B
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Re: Naming

Postby Reina Robles 2B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:29 am

You use those when the ligand already contains a prefix (for example, (en)), is a polydentate, or it starts with a vowel.

I hope this helps!

Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L
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Re: Naming

Postby Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:41 am

Reina Robles 1H wrote:You use those when the ligand already contains a prefix (for example, (en)), is a polydentate, or it starts with a vowel.

I hope this helps!


Just to clarify, we only use prefixes for whats inside the brackets and not on the cation or anion outside the brackets correct?

Bryce Ramirez 1J
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Re: Naming

Postby Bryce Ramirez 1J » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:44 am

Yes you would only use it for the atoms that are inside the brackets in a complex.

005384106
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Re: Naming

Postby 005384106 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:48 am

Would we also use these prefixes if we were using oxalato?

Shimei_2F
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Re: Naming

Postby Shimei_2F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:49 am

use these when the ligand already has a prefix of bi- tri- tetra- etc.

KHowe_1D
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Re: Naming

Postby KHowe_1D » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:34 pm

You would use those when the ligand already has a prefix so for example en has a prefix already so if it was (en)2 it would be bisethylenediamine.

Merin Padayatty 3G
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Re: Naming

Postby Merin Padayatty 3G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:38 pm

When the ligand already has a prefix, including polydentate ligands, you would use those prefixes.


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