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Wrting the Chemical Formula for Coordination Compounds

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:00 am
by Emerald Ellspermann 1K
When writing the chemical formula for coordination compounds, how should you determine what order to write the molecules in? Is there a rule to follow for writing chemical formulas for coordination compounds?

Re: Wrting the Chemical Formula for Coordination Compounds

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:30 pm
by Monica Habashy 3A
When writing out the chemical formula the order doesn't matter. However, when writing out the name then it's alphabetical.

Re: Wrting the Chemical Formula for Coordination Compounds

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:19 pm
by Melanie_Wong_1K
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Actually there is a rule.

(Here's the URL in case the picture doesn't load, this site is super helpful for naming coordinate compounds: http://chem.libretexts.org/Core/Inorganic_Chemistry/Coordination_Chemistry/Basics_of_Coordination_Chemistry/Nomenclature_of_Coordination_Complexes)

Re: Wrting the Chemical Formula for Coordination Compounds

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:23 pm
by keyanabogan 2J
I also found that information on the internet about placing the anionic ligand before the neutral ligand in the chemical formula, but the some of the answers in the book, for example for 31d, had the neutral ligand go before the anionic ligand, so what is real?