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memorizing ligands

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:27 pm
by Annie Ye
Does anyone have a mnemonic to help memorize the ligands?

Re: memorizing ligands

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:12 am
by Maggie Eberhardt - 2H
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

Re: memorizing ligands

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:30 am
by Maria Poblete 2C
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!

Re: memorizing ligands

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:42 am
by Salma Fawzi 4G
you can use the reference on the class website to help you memorize

Re: memorizing ligands

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:34 pm
by Annie Ye
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!

Re: memorizing ligands

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:00 pm
by Leyna Dang 2H
Guess we didnt really have to memorize it since there was no naming on the final...