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-ate in naming

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:55 am
by hanna_maillard3B
when do you add -ate to the end of a compound's name ?

Re: -ate in naming

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:48 am
by keyaluo4C
You don't add -ate when naming. When anions end with -ate, you change the ending from -ate to -ato to name the complex (sulfate->sulfato).

Re: -ate in naming

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:22 am
by Henry_Phan_4L
If it's a coordination compound that overall is neutral, but the complex is negative you add -ate to the end. More specifically, you replace the ending of the metal name with -ate.

Re: -ate in naming

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:58 am
by Vanadium Wang 4H
After naming the ligands, name the central metal. If the complex ion is an anion, the name of the transition metal ends with the suffix "-ate." If the complex ion is a cation, the metal is named same as the element.

Re: -ate in naming

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:02 am
by abbydouglas1K
Thank you so much I thought it was only based on the overall charge of the compound !

Re: -ate in naming

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:57 pm
by John_Richey_4A
You give the central transition metal an -ate ending when it is the anion of the coordination compound.

Re: -ate in naming

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:12 pm
by Mhun-Jeong Isaac Lee 1B
For example [Ni(CN)5]3- has a negative overall charge so you would add -ate to the end of nickel.

Re: -ate in naming

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:48 pm
by Heidi Ibarra Castillo 1D
you only add when the complex ion is an anion