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Cyano vs. Cyanido

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:23 pm
by Isabel Nakoud 4D
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.

Re: Cyano vs. Cyanido

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:35 pm
by Andonios Karas 4H
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

Re: Cyano vs. Cyanido

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:36 pm
by Theodore_Herring_1A
Since they are the same ligand, you can use either interchangeably.