Cyano vs. Cyanido

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Isabel Nakoud 4D
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Cyano vs. Cyanido

Postby Isabel Nakoud 4D » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:23 pm

When (CN) is a ligand, when are we supposed to use "cyano" vs. "cyanido" in our naming? I have seen both and am not sure how to distinguish between when to use either one.

Andonios Karas 4H
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Re: Cyano vs. Cyanido

Postby Andonios Karas 4H » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:35 pm

This question was answered previously by a Chem_Mod.

Answer: They are actually the same ligand, but the the first (cyano) is an older naming convention. Cyanido is the IUPAC preferred name for the ligand.

https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2351

Theodore_Herring_1A
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Re: Cyano vs. Cyanido

Postby Theodore_Herring_1A » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:36 pm

Since they are the same ligand, you can use either interchangeably.


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