Latin stem

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Cam Bear 2F
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Latin stem

Postby Cam Bear 2F » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:02 pm

In step 7 on toolbox 17.1 it says that if the metal originates from a Latin name to use the Latin stem. How should we know when to do this and what the Latin stem is?

Jasmine Wu 1L
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Re: Latin stem

Postby Jasmine Wu 1L » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:16 pm

Appendix 2D of the textbook has a whole list of the elements and their name origins. Some have Latin names. I really don't believe that you would have to know all of the Latin names, just some of the most common ones. Use the Latin stem is the symbol for the metal comes from the Latin name. Like, for Iron, the symbol is Fe (from ferrate). And, for Gold, it's Au (from aurum).

Here's are some common ones:

Iron (Latin: ferrum... would be ferrate in an anionic complex)
Copper (Latin: cuprum... would be cuprate)
Lead (plumbum... plumbate)
Silver (Argentum... argenate)
Gold (aurum... aurate)
Tin (stannum... stannate)

I hope this helps you! :)


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