Naming

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yasminea 3L
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Naming

Postby yasminea 3L » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:32 pm

When do we use hyphens when naming a specific compound? Also, does anyone have suggestions on how to keep track of all the names and how to study for the quiz?
Thank you!

Kaitlin_Ryan_ 3K
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Re: Naming

Postby Kaitlin_Ryan_ 3K » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:09 pm

For keeping track, I find memorization is the best way to go. Maybe come up with a mnemonic device

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Re: Naming

Postby Amy_Bugwadia_3I » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:45 pm

Not sure about the use of hyphens specifically, but the basic protocol for naming is as follows:
1) identify the ligand and numerical prefix
2) add an "o" to the end of the anion name
3) put the cation/Lewis acid name after the anion. Include the oxidation state in parentheses and Roman numerals. Remember to add an "ate" at the end if the complex is negatively charged overall.

Memorization-wise, I find it most helpful to make flashcards, either physical flashcards or via a Quizlet. Homework practice problems are usually the way I study for quizzes, and I also talk myself through the course reader/my class notes. Professor Lavelle also mentioned in class that he has video modules about chemical equilibrium on the Chem 14A class website. Good luck studying :)


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