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naming

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:07 am
by sarahtang4B
when naming a compound when do you use iron and ferrum,ferrate. why do some compounds use iron instead of ferrate.

Re: naming

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:47 pm
by Chem_Mod
If the complex has an overall negative charge, then you add the suffix "ate." If there's no overall negative charge, use just the metal name.

Re: naming

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:52 pm
by 905109118
Only use suffix -ate if the complex has a negative charge.