Order of ligands  [ENDORSED]

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Jorge Gomez3F
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Order of ligands

Postby Jorge Gomez3F » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:18 pm

So I know that when naming a coordination complex the ligands must be in alphabetical order, however when converting from the name to the formula does the order of the ligands after the TM matter? or is there a certain order they need to be in?

Nancy Dinh 2J
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Re: Order of ligands

Postby Nancy Dinh 2J » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:25 pm

You will still keep them in alphabetical order for the formula.

Pooja Nair 1C
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Re: Order of ligands  [ENDORSED]

Postby Pooja Nair 1C » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:41 am

When you write out the name, the ligands must be in alphabetical order, and in the book, it says that the chemical formula must be in alphabetical order as well. This is why even if the ligands are diaquachloro..... (for example) when writing the formula, you would write Cl(OH2)2


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