Order of ligands

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Emily Chiem_1B
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Order of ligands

Postby Emily Chiem_1B » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:22 pm

What order do you put the ligands in when writing the chemical formula?

Nicole Filbert 1D
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Re: Order of ligands

Postby Nicole Filbert 1D » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:29 pm

Within the coordination sphere, you write the transition metal first. Afterwards, you write the anionic ligands followed by neutral ligands.

Isa AbdulCader 3K
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Re: Order of ligands

Postby Isa AbdulCader 3K » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:28 pm

To add onto that, when you writing out the name, not formula, you name ligands by alphabetical order (not including prefix). So penta-ammine would still come before cyano-


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