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Naming Metals

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:13 am
by Stevin1H
Why is it that if the coordination compound has a net overall negative charge that we would have to add the suffix "-ate" at the end of the metal name. For example, Co(Cn)5(OH2)]^2- would be aquapentacyanidocobaltate(III)

Re: Naming Metals

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:10 pm
by Bianca Barcelo 4I
I believe that it is just a naming convention that we have to follow. For any negatively charged complex, we would have to add -ate to the metal.

Re: Naming Metals

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:37 pm
by josephperez_2C
Yes this is just a rule. For example sulfate is SO42−.