prefixes

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Josh Moy 1H
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prefixes

Postby Josh Moy 1H » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:36 am

How do you determine the proper prefixes for ligands

Priyanka Bhakta 1L
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Re: prefixes

Postby Priyanka Bhakta 1L » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:49 am

The rules for naming coordination compounds are on page 741 Toolbox 17.1.

For ligands, the prefixes are based on how many molecules/atoms of that ligand are present in the compound.

Ramya Lakkaraju 1B
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Re: prefixes

Postby Ramya Lakkaraju 1B » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:03 pm

The usual prefixes are bi for 2, tri for 3, tetra for 4, etc. However, if the ligand is polydentate, you use bis for 2, tris for 3, tetrakis for 4 and so on.


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