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Focus 9C.3 Part d

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:36 pm
by sonalivij
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?

Re: Focus 9C.3 Part d

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:41 pm
by Amy Lefley 1J
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?

Re: Focus 9C.3 Part d

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:31 pm
by 305127455
Water is "aqua", which starts with "A."

Re: Focus 9C.3 Part d

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:33 pm
by mbaker4E
I think the parenthesis are just to separate the two ligands.