Naming with an anionic complexes  [ENDORSED]

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Sheel Shah 1H
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Naming with an anionic complexes

Postby Sheel Shah 1H » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:27 pm


How do we know when to use the latin name for the central metal atom when naming coordination compounds where the complex is anionic? For example, how do we know to use ferrate for ion, versus platinate for platinum?

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Sohini Halder 1G
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Re: Naming with an anionic complexes  [ENDORSED]

Postby Sohini Halder 1G » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:56 pm

I believe it is just a matter of memorization, unfortunately :( This confused me too, but I think generally, most follow the trend of the metal name followed by "-ate", such as "cobaltate". Iron (ferrate) is an exception we will just need to know.

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