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When writing the formula for a coordination compound, do you base the alphabetical order off of the name of the molecules and ions, or off of the actual atoms. For example: pentaamminechloronickel (III) chloride, would the formula be [NiCl(NH3)5]Cl2 or [Ni(NH3)5Cl]Cl2. Basically would you base alphabetization off of the N in NH3 and the Cl or off of the "a" in ammine and the "c" in chloro?
For pentaamminechloronickel (III) chloride, both of the formulas of [Ni(NH3)5Cl]Cl2 and [NiCl(NH3)5]Cl2 work and for the naming ligand, the letter a in ammine comes before the letter c in chloro so ammine gets named before chloro.
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