H2O or OH2

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H2O or OH2

Postby Jielena_Bragasin2G » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:23 pm

Is there a difference between writing H2O and OH2 in the coordination compound? I know OH2 is just an indication that the O is bonding to the metal, but will the coordination compound be technically wrong if I write H2O?

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Re: H2O or OH2

Postby Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:37 pm

I don't think you would be considered wrong, but to be safe, you should make sure to have the O be the one that binds to the coordination compounds. So depending on what side of the transition metal it is on, will determine if you write H2O or OH2

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