17.29 a and c

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Connie2I
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17.29 a and c

Postby Connie2I » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:08 pm

In 17.27 a and c, why is it that cyanido (CN-) is changed to cyano when naming the compound?

Esin Gumustekin 2J
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Re: 17.29 a and c

Postby Esin Gumustekin 2J » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:36 pm

Either cyano or cyanido can be used when naming compounds. Cyanido is a more recent addition to the IUPAC naming conventions. On an exam, I believe we can use either convention.

Ella Bouris
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Re: 17.29 a and c

Postby Ella Bouris » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:05 pm

At our UA session yesterday they said either was fine, the most important things was consistency in your answers, so if you use the new naming conventions, use them for everything, and same with the old ones.


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