Cyano vs cyanido

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Gabriella Bates 2L
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Cyano vs cyanido

Postby Gabriella Bates 2L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:29 pm

In lecture, Lavelle mentioned that we should write cyano for CN- in cooridation compounds, but the book says we should write cyanido. Which is correct?

Gerald Bernal1L
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Re: Cyano vs cyanido

Postby Gerald Bernal1L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:31 pm

It's just a difference in name. Cyano is the one you should use since it is the one Lavelle has asterisked on his website, but he said either or is fine. Cyanido is just the new IUPAC Name convention.


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