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17.29 a and c

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:08 pm
by Connie2I
In 17.27 a and c, why is it that cyanido (CN-) is changed to cyano when naming the compound?

Re: 17.29 a and c

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:36 pm
by Esin Gumustekin 2J
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.

Re: 17.29 a and c

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:05 pm
by Ella Bouris
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.