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Alphabetical Order in Naming?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:41 pm
by Sandeep Gurram 2E
Hello,

When naming a coordination compound, does a greek prefix play a role in the alphabetization? For example if a compound contained diammine and chloro, would the chloro come first since C comes before D? Or do we disregard the D and say that diammine comes before chloro? Thank You!

Re: Alphabetical Order in Naming?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:34 pm
by Christine Burke 1G
We ignore the greek prefixes when looking at alphabetical order. So diammine would come before chloro.