Naming the metal

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diana_calderon_4L
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Naming the metal

Postby diana_calderon_4L » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:13 pm

In the compound [Fe(CN)6]4- in the sixth edition textbook the answer is expressed as hexacyanidoferrate(II), so how is iron ferrate?? Does the name of all metals change??

Karishma_1G
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Re: Naming the metal

Postby Karishma_1G » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:33 pm

You only add the suffix -ate to the end of the metal if the overall compound has a negative charge (in your question, the compound has a 4 - charge). I believe that the latin root of iron is ferr- so you would add -ate to the end of that. However, for other transition metals, the root isn't different from the actual name of the metal. For example, vanadium would go to vanadate if the overall compound had a negative charge.

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Re: Naming the metal

Postby diana_calderon_4L » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:52 pm

okay thank you!


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