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Complex species doubt

  1. May 19, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Are [tex]H_{2}O[/tex] and [tex]OH_2[/tex] same species when used as ligand in complex entity?
    Can these be used interchangeably?


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    3. The attempt at a solution
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2007
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  3. May 21, 2007 #2

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    How are H20 and OH2 different?
     
  4. May 22, 2007 #3
    I don't think they are different but my chemistry textbook uses OH2 in some complex entities. So I wanted to know if it was so because oxygen is the donor atom in the ligand.
    But if it is so then why use H2O, when denoting water as a ligand in some cases?
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2007
  5. May 22, 2007 #4

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    There is no reason except to emphasize that the bonding occurs through the oxygen.
     
  6. May 22, 2007 #5
    Thanks a lot for clearing my doubt.
     
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