Naming Convention of Metal Anions

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Naming Convention of Metal Anions

Postby Naren_Ramesh_4F » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:20 am

Is there a specific naming convention for the metal anions that end in -ate? For example, why is the Nickel anion nickelate and not nickate but the cobalt anion is cobate and not cobaltate?

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Re: Naming Convention of Metal Anions

Postby Ashley Nguyen 2L » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:29 am

The metal anion receives the -ate suffix when the coordination compound is negative overall

Justin Sarquiz 2F
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Re: Naming Convention of Metal Anions

Postby Justin Sarquiz 2F » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:33 am

Add -ate to the end of the transition metal's name if the charge within the brackets is negative.

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Re: Naming Convention of Metal Anions

Postby Anisha Chandra 1K » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:06 pm

If we do use the -ate, would be cobate or cobaltate?

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Re: Naming Convention of Metal Anions

Postby Katie Kyan 2K » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:31 pm

Anisha Chandra 4H wrote:If we do use the -ate, would be cobate or cobaltate?


If we use the -ate it would be cobaltate.

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Re: Naming Convention of Metal Anions

Postby Arianna Perea 3H » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:22 pm

how do you know when to use iron or ferrate for Fe?


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