Ch 17 #29

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Ch 17 #29

Postby donnanguyen1d » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:21 pm

For CN minus, the name is cyanido but how come the answer for part C is aquapentaCYANOcobaltate(III) ion? When do we use cyano and when do we use cyanido?

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Re: Ch 17 #29

Postby Vivian Nguyen » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:55 pm

Cyanido is the new naming system while cyano is the old one. I'm pretty sure either will be accepted/expected on a test. It's useful to refer to the pdf that's on Dr. Lavelle's website for chem14A as a reference sheet while going through the homework problems. ... pounds.pdf

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Re: Ch 17 #29

Postby cassidysong 1K » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:46 pm

They mean the same thing, so either is fine

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