Talk:Bridging ligand

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Expanded the article, added an examples section. Moved the original image down to the examples as I thought it was a good example of how a ligand can play both the role of a terminal AND a bridging ligand. Put a generic example of a μ2 bridging ligand at the top. Explained the numbering scheme for μ ligands and mentioned that μ2 is often denoted as μ. Does Polyfunctional ligands deserve its own section? I don't think so, but want to hear what others think.PedroDaGr8 (talk) 16:30, 20 November 2008 (UTC)


Surely diphosphines are worth a mention here? --Rifleman 82 (talk) 02:37, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

I agree, feel free to edit and include them in the text. PedroDaGr8 (talk) 06:37, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Subscript, not superscript[edit]

I've always been taught that the number appears as subscript. See page 193 of this document: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:19, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

According to the current version of Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry – IUPAC Recommendations 2005 (Red Book), the bridging index n, the number of coordination centres connected by a bridging ligand, is placed as a right subscript. The bridging index 2 is not normally indicated.
Emeldir (talk) 12:10, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
You are encouraged to change the article according to your knowledge. Go for it! --Smokefoot (talk) 18:56, 13 March 2016 (UTC)