Naming Complex Ions

Naming Complex Ions - 4. Use prefixes to indicate number of...

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Cation named before anion Ligands named first in alphabetical order, followed by name of metal center 1. Naming anionic ligands: Ide to o Ite to ito Ate to ato 2. Naming neutral ligands- use unmodified name of molecule 3. Exceptions- water (aqua), NH3 (ammine), CO (carbonyl), NO (nitrosyl)
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Unformatted text preview: 4. Use prefixes to indicate number of simple ligands- use bis, tris, tetrakis for complicated ligands that already contain di, tri, etc • If the complex ion has a negative charge, add ate to the name of the metal followed by its oxidation number in parenthesis...
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course CHE 2C taught by Professor Enderle during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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