Naming Order

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Diana Tran 3E
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Naming Order

Postby Diana Tran 3E » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:21 pm

When listing the coordination compound after receiving information about the name, how would we order the ligands? Is it based on alphabetical order or the number of charges?

904642541
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Re: Naming Order

Postby 904642541 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:55 pm

You place them in alphabetical order. Always name cation before anion.

Heerali Patel 3A
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Re: Naming Order

Postby Heerali Patel 3A » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:30 pm

When given the formula of the compound, the name is written with ligands in alphabetical order. If you are given the name and have to write the formula, usually the order is [Transition Metal...Anionic Ligand...Neutral Ligand]^charge, also keeping the ligands in alphabetical order.


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