HW 29 part C

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Michelle Steinberg2J
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HW 29 part C

Postby Michelle Steinberg2J » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:47 pm

How do you know to add -ate to the end of cobalt? What is the difference between "aquapentacyanidocobalt" and "aquapentacyanidocobaltate"?

Also, this question uses "cyanido" for (CN) whereas part (a) uses "cyano" for (CN). What is the difference?

Thanks.

Nhan Nguyen 2F
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Re: HW 29 part C

Postby Nhan Nguyen 2F » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:00 pm

If the complex negative charge, -ate is added to the end of the metal's name (in this case Co).
As for Cyanido vs cyano, they're the same ligand, so I think you can use them both. Correct me if I'm wrong, but hope this helps!

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Re: HW 29 part C

Postby Isaac Eyler 1E » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:52 pm

Yes, they are the same ligand. "Cyano" is the older version of the name whereas "cyanido" is the newer version.

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Re: HW 29 part C

Postby Nha Dang 2I » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:29 am

Does anyone know why cyanido is written before cobalt even though that's not alphabetical?

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Re: HW 29 part C

Postby Nhan Nguyen 2F » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:36 pm

Hi,
It's because cyanido is a ligand and cobalt is a metal. You'd put the ligands in ABC order, but metal you put at the end with oxidation numbers.


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