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Coordination Compounds

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:16 pm
by Sonia Perez 1G
Hello, when naming [Co(SO4)(NH3)5]+ does the order of the ligands matter?
Can the name be pentaaminne sulfato cobalt(iii) ion or pentaammine cobalt(iii) sulfato ion?

Re: Coordination Compounds

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:14 pm
by 404651793
Yes, When naming the coordination compounds, the ligands must be in alphabetical order and then the metal is named. So the answer would be pentaamminesulfatocobalt(III) because Co is the TM in this complex and is mentioned last.

Re: Coordination Compounds

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:37 pm
by Jacob Shalkevich 1A
What are you using to memorize all of these compounds?