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Postby Andrea_Torres » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:27 pm

Can anyone recommend me some strategies for memorizing the names of the ligands?

Connor Ho 1B
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Re: Memorization

Postby Connor Ho 1B » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:59 pm

For the most part, as long as you know the original name of the compound, the ligand is usually named by replacing the suffix with -ato or -o. ex. carbonate becomes carbonato, oxalate becomes oxalato, hydroxide becomes hydroxo.

There are only a few special ones, ex. en, edta, and isothiocyanto that are just straight up memorization.

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Re: Memorization

Postby Tahlia Mullins » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:14 pm

I like to think of it this way as well, and when you practice naming coordination compounds, it becomes more and more familiar.

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Re: Memorization

Postby Leslie Almaraz 4G » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:15 pm

There are some that come out a lot and are very common. those should be easier to memorize.

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Re: Memorization

Postby Oduwole 1E » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:00 pm

The more you use them, the more familiar you become with them.

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