order of ligands when going from name to formula

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CaminaB_1D
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order of ligands when going from name to formula

Postby CaminaB_1D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:06 am

Based off the name of the coordination compound given, if there are multiple different ligands does it matter what order you write them when writing out the formula?

Emmanuel Ogunrinde 3L
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Re: order of ligands when going from name to formula

Postby Emmanuel Ogunrinde 3L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:13 am

Yeah they go in alphabetical order. Make sure it's by the first letter in the ligand name and not the greek prefix.

Richard Ku 4H
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Re: order of ligands when going from name to formula

Postby Richard Ku 4H » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:19 am

List them in alphabetical order of the first letter of each ligand

Rebecca Park
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Re: order of ligands when going from name to formula

Postby Rebecca Park » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:20 am

in alphabetical order!


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