adding O

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Abigail Carter 4G
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adding O

Postby Abigail Carter 4G » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:49 pm

Do you add an O to the end of every anion name or are there some exceptions?

kristi le 2F
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Re: adding O

Postby kristi le 2F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:13 pm

i think the anionic ligands end in -o. And if the anion ends in -ide, it becomes -ido, -ate becomes -ato, and -ite becomes -ito.

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Re: adding O

Postby JustinHorriat_4f » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:17 pm

If thats true then why for his example of [Co(NH3)5Cl]CL.2H2O he said it was Penta Ammine Chloro Cobalt II Chloride DiHydrate. Why is the chloride not Chloro?

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Re: adding O

Postby alicechien_4F » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:57 pm

I think it is chloride and not chloro because it is not part of the coordination compound and is written outside the brackets.

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