Naming Coordinate Compounds

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Naming Coordinate Compounds

Postby Ashvi_Luthra_4H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:58 pm

Does anyone have any tricks for remembering how to name the compounds other than examining the table?

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Re: Naming Coordinate Compounds

Postby Diego Gonzalez 3F » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:34 pm

honestly, you just need to memorize the names. You only need to remember the common names though, not the new IUPAC ones. So just memorize the center column of the naming coordinate compounds page on lavelles website.

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Re: Naming Coordinate Compounds

Postby 505095793 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:03 pm

A couple things that could help you name coordination compounds is to remember to first name the cation then the anion. Also, remember to name the ligands before naming the central metal ion. Furthermore, for anions, the central metal ion has a special name (for example iron would be called ferrate and copper would be called cuprate).

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Re: Naming Coordinate Compounds

Postby Sydney Takeda 2I » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:50 pm

When do you need to include "ion" at the end of a coordination compound name?

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