Naming/ oxidation numbers/ charges

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JulieAljamal1E
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Naming/ oxidation numbers/ charges

Postby JulieAljamal1E » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:39 pm

Can anyone explain how to know what the oxidation number is when naming a coordination compound? I think it has to do with the overall charge of the compound, but then how do you also know what the charge of the compound is?

annaspain
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Re: Naming/ oxidation numbers/ charges

Postby annaspain » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:07 pm

The overall charge of the compound will be given outside of the bracket. From there, add the charges you already know within the compound (ex: OH has a -1 charge) and subtract from the total charge, which will leave you with the oxidation state of the transition metal.

Caitlin_Murphy_3C
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Re: Naming/ oxidation numbers/ charges

Postby Caitlin_Murphy_3C » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:34 pm

how do we know the charges of the ions within the compound? Is there a way to determine them?


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