Naming two complex ions in one compound

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Mia-Kyla Coronel 2N
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Naming two complex ions in one compound

Postby Mia-Kyla Coronel 2N » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:11 pm

For [Pt(H20)4][Zn(OX)2]:

Would the name for this be all one word? Also, how would we determine the oxidation numbers for Pt and Zn?

Eduardo Torres 3G
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Re: Naming two complex ions in one compound

Postby Eduardo Torres 3G » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:42 pm

I believe the naming would be two separate words because in all the examples we've seen we write the name of what is in the brackets as one words and anything before or after it as a separate word. As for the oxidation numbers of the metals, my initial guess would be to make each compound have a net charge of zero so Pt would be 0 since H20 is neutral and Zn would be +4. This would make the compound tetraaquaplatinum dioxolatozink(IV). But, i cannot say that that is right with complete certainty. Hopefully this helps.


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