Chem prep quiz 3 fall 2014  [ENDORSED]

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Chem prep quiz 3 fall 2014

Postby 704709603 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:23 am

Why is [Co(en)2(CN)Cl]Cl not named chlorocyanobisethylenediamminecobalt(III)chlorine but has chloride as the counter ion?
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Re: Chem prep quiz 3 fall 2014  [ENDORSED]

Postby Makenna Vulgas 1G » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:42 am

Hi! It would be chloride instead of chlorine because chloride is an ion of chlorine; more specifically an anion. The anion of chlorine is needed here because it possesses a negative charge of -1 in order to offset the positive charge of +1 from the coordination complex. Therefore, chloride needs to be used in reference to the anion. Hope that helps!

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Re: Chem prep quiz 3 fall 2014

Postby 704709603 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:48 pm

Ahh Yes! Thank you so much! :)


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