Naming and Charges

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Maggie Doan 1I
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Naming and Charges

Postby Maggie Doan 1I » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:31 pm

In lecture, there was an example of [Ni(CN)6]-2 and the name was tetracynonicelate(II). I was confused on the -ate part because I know you add the -ate if the metal has a negative charge but I thought Ni would have a positive charge.

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Re: Naming and Charges

Postby Michael Torres 4I » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:34 pm

You add an -ate at the end if the coordination complex as a whole has a negative charge.

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