order of naming

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Shelbyhamilton 3H
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order of naming

Postby Shelbyhamilton 3H » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:27 pm

How come the element not in the brackets can either go before or after the brackets?

example:
sodium bisoxalatodiaquaferrate (III)
vs
pentaaminesulfatocobalt (III) chloride

is it because sodium has a positive charge and chloride has a negative charge??

HimaniMadnawat3L
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Re: order of naming

Postby HimaniMadnawat3L » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:41 pm

Yes, the order of naming an ionic compound is cation and then anion. The same order applies to coordination compounds.


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