Naming differences

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Derek Waters 1A
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Naming differences

Postby Derek Waters 1A » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:29 pm

What is the difference between cyano and cyanido? I’ve seen both used interchangeably in class and in the textbook.

An Dang 3F
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Re: Naming differences

Postby An Dang 3F » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:31 pm

I read that they are the name of the same ligand.

Jasmin Tran 1J
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Re: Naming differences

Postby Jasmin Tran 1J » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:38 pm

I was on another site and it said that anionic ligand names as prefixes were changed from -ide to -ate, -ite to -ido, -ato, and ito.. Neutral and cationic ligands are usually unchanged, with a few exceptions.

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