memorizing ligands

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Annie Ye
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memorizing ligands

Postby Annie Ye » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:27 pm

Does anyone have a mnemonic to help memorize the ligands?

Maggie Eberhardt - 2H
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Re: memorizing ligands

Postby Maggie Eberhardt - 2H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:12 am

I don't have a mnemonic for memorizing them but the table from Lavelle's course website is really nice to study with/make flashcards from! There's also a few quizlets that have good games/quizzes to help you memorize them faster

Maria Poblete 2C
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Re: memorizing ligands

Postby Maria Poblete 2C » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:30 am

I also don't have a mnemonic but quizlet is actually very helpful!
When memorizing CN, NC, SCN, and NCS, I realized that the complementing compound beginning with N will always begin with iso-.
For example, CN is cyanate, and NC is isocyanate. SCN is thiocyanate, and NCS is isothiocyanate.
Hope this helped!

Salma Fawzi 4G
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Re: memorizing ligands

Postby Salma Fawzi 4G » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:42 am

you can use the reference on the class website to help you memorize

Annie Ye
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Re: memorizing ligands

Postby Annie Ye » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:34 pm

Maria Poblete 1D wrote:I also don't have a mnemonic but quizlet is actually very helpful!
When memorizing CN, NC, SCN, and NCS, I realized that the complementing compound beginning with N will always begin with iso-.
For example, CN is cyanate, and NC is isocyanate. SCN is thiocyanate, and NCS is isothiocyanate.
Hope this helped!

Thank you, this was helpful!

Leyna Dang 2H
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Re: memorizing ligands

Postby Leyna Dang 2H » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:00 pm

Guess we didnt really have to memorize it since there was no naming on the final...


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