Focus 9C.3 Part d

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sonalivij
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Focus 9C.3 Part d

Postby sonalivij » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:36 pm

Find the formula for sodium bisoxalato(diaqua)ferrate (III).

I was confused as to why (OH)2 came before (C2O4)2 in the formula, isn't it alphabetical by the symbol?
Also, what do the parenthesis in the name mean?

Amy Lefley 1J
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Re: Focus 9C.3 Part d

Postby Amy Lefley 1J » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:41 pm

I was confused by this too. I think the alphabetical rule only applies when you are naming the complex, not writing its formula, so I think the ligand can be in any order. In terms of the parentheses, I am not completely sure - maybe to make the complex name easier to read?

305127455
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Re: Focus 9C.3 Part d

Postby 305127455 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:31 pm

Water is "aqua", which starts with "A."

mbaker4E
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Re: Focus 9C.3 Part d

Postby mbaker4E » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:33 pm

I think the parenthesis are just to separate the two ligands.


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