Naming Ligands

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Naming Ligands

Postby Celine_Ngo_3L » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:12 pm

I looked up examples of naming ligands and one website named CN- as cyanido and F- as fluorido. What is the difference between cyano and cyanido or fluroro and fluorido? Where does the ending -ido come from?

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Re: Naming Ligands

Postby Allison Suzuki 2B » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:56 pm

They're exactly the same compounds, just the ones ending in -ido are from the new IUPAC naming.

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Re: Naming Ligands

Postby Abigail Foster 1K » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:53 pm

We have to have all the ligands names memorized correct?

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Re: Naming Ligands

Postby MaddyMoore3A » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:39 am

they are the same thing, but I believe for the purposes of this class we stick to the old names.

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Re: Naming Ligands

Postby Myra_Zhan_2N » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:30 pm

A TA mentioned just to stick to the old names (bromo, iodo, etc.) when naming the anionic ligands. For the purpose of this class, it's not necessary to adapt to the new names.

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Re: Naming Ligands

Postby 604744616 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:45 am

I would say stick to memorizing the ligands given in the course reader, do not go looking for other websites because then you
will get confused and I know lavelle will like the ligands that he gave to us not any other ones

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