Answer to Question #178470 in Inorganic Chemistry for swarnajeet kumar

Question #178470

Explain with a suitable example the kappa convention for naming coordination compounds


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2021-04-07T11:30:40-0400

The kappa convention is used to specify which ligand atoms are bonding to the central atom and in polynuclear species which atoms, both bridged and unbridged, link to which central atom. For monodentate ligands there is no ambiguity as to which atom is forming the bond to the central atom.


O2 dioxygen (acceptable name oxygen)


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