Naming complexes and coordination compounds

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Jeremiah Hutauruk
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Naming complexes and coordination compounds

Postby Jeremiah Hutauruk » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:57 pm

Are we required to memorize names for each anionic and neutral ligands?

whitney_2C
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Re: Naming complexes and coordination compounds

Postby whitney_2C » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:21 pm

There are lots of possible ligands out there so I doubt he expects us to memorize the names for all of them, but it would be helpful for you to know the common ones like amine, chloride (and other halides), aqua, hydroxide, and cyanide.

Andrew Bennecke
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Re: Naming complexes and coordination compounds

Postby Andrew Bennecke » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:45 pm

I believe we will only be required to know of the exceptions mentioned in the book - H2O (aqua), NH3 (ammine), CO (carbonyl), NO (nitrosyl) - along with the general rule of dropping the -e at the end of -ide, -ite, and -ate and adding an -o.

Anjali_Kumar1F
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Re: Naming complexes and coordination compounds

Postby Anjali_Kumar1F » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:50 pm

What was he saying about the bis, tris and all when are we supposed to use that?

Chloe Qiao 4C
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Re: Naming complexes and coordination compounds

Postby Chloe Qiao 4C » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:38 am

We use bis, tris, tetakis, or pentakis as prefix if the ligand's name starts with di, tri, tetra, or penta.


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