Nomenclature of Coordination Complexes
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Joseph Chou says:
Module Title: Nomenclature for Coordination Complexes
Module Author(s): Justin Lee
(1) Does the module fall within the scope of the Journal? Yes
(2) Are any statements made which you consider unjustifiable? No
(3) Are there any apparent errors of fact or logic? No
(4) Is the length of the module appropriate? Yes, but a bit lengthy in my opinion
(5) Is the summary informative? Yes
(6) Are the figures appropriate? Yes
(7) Is the module format useful? Yes, but could be expanded on some areas, such as the steps
Select one: 2) Publish with minor revisions.
Synopsis: In order to name a coordination complex, numerous rules must be followed. First, anion ligands are named then the central metal and then the oxidation state must be noted last. Also, there are numerous amounts of ligands that must be memorized, and different names and charges on them.
Details: The module was very straightforward on the rules part. However, I think it could be improved by adding emphasis on the steps. The steps were only mentioned in detail in the beginning. I think a constant reminder should be emphasized throughout the module, because well... the steps are the biggest part in naming the complexes. Examples were awesome and very useful.
Specific Points to fix:
1. Lots of text... could be remedied if you make some rules into chart format or add some pictures
2. Some backround information on the rules would be interesting
3. Link some key terms to other articles
4. Add some more practice problems
5. Some parts seem quite long, as the text seems to keep going. However, I think this can be easily remedied by either shortening or condensing some parts or spreading some pictures throughout the article.