Polydentate Ligands

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Chiara R 1K
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Polydentate Ligands

Postby Chiara R 1K » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:18 pm

If a ligand is polydentate, does that affect the naming of the ligand within the name of the coordination compound?

Michelle Dela Rosa 1D
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Re: Polydentate Ligands

Postby Michelle Dela Rosa 1D » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:48 pm

Yes, if a ligand is polydentate and there is more than one in a coordination compound, you use the prefixes bis-, tris-, tetrakis-, pentakis-, etc.

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