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Naming

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:03 am
by Nikita Patra 3J
When do we use the prefixes bis-, tris-, tetrakis-, etc.?

Re: Naming

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:29 am
by Reina Robles 2B
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!

Re: Naming

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:41 am
by Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L
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?

Re: Naming

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:44 am
by Bryce Ramirez 1J
Yes you would only use it for the atoms that are inside the brackets in a complex.

Re: Naming

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:48 am
by 005384106
Would we also use these prefixes if we were using oxalato?

Re: Naming

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:49 am
by Shimei_2F
use these when the ligand already has a prefix of bi- tri- tetra- etc.

Re: Naming

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:34 pm
by KHowe_1D
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.

Re: Naming

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:38 pm
by Merin Padayatty 3G
When the ligand already has a prefix, including polydentate ligands, you would use those prefixes.