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What is the donating atom in the ligand SCN - ? And what is the name of this ligand, is it Thiocyanato S or Thiocyanato N? Thanks.

What is the donating atom in the ligand SCN? And what is the name of this ligand, is it Thiocyanato S or Thiocyanato N? Thanks.

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Umakant biswal
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6 years ago
in the complex SCN- , the central atom is sodium and the CN – (cyanide ) is the donating atom , as ligands do share the electrons with central metal atom/ion . 
The name of the ligand will be THIOCYANATO N , 
HOPE IT CLEARS YOUR DOUBT ..

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