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When naming, when does the transition metal ending change to -ide? and is the transition metal always named at the end when written out, but in the written in the beginning when written with chemical symbols?
The transition metals do not change their endings to -ide but will change to -ate in the case that the complex compound would be an anion ie: hexa-fluoro-cobaltate(III), otherwise it is simple the name of the metal if it is a cation. As for the position of the metal when writing either in nomenclature form or the chemical compound form, it depends on each compounds.
When naming a complex ion the transition metal is named last but when going from the name to the molecular formula the transition metal is written first.
Are there any exceptions to this rule?
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