When to change to -ate?

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Lauren Lewis3L
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When to change to -ate?

Postby Lauren Lewis3L » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:06 pm

My confusion is I know that if it is negative the change the ending of something to -ate? My question is what is that something? Is it the transition metal that becomes -ate or a ligand? Also what are we looking at that is negative?

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Re: When to change to -ate?

Postby WUng_1D » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:08 pm

If the complex has an overall negative charge, an anionic complex, the suffix -ate is added to the stem of the metal's name. Additionally, if the symbol of the metal originates from a Latin name,then the Latin stem is used.

Ryan Juncker 3D
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Re: When to change to -ate?

Postby Ryan Juncker 3D » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:11 pm

When the overall charge of the molecule is negative, you change the ending of the central metal to -ate. The ligands still use their normal prefixes and suffixes.

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Re: When to change to -ate?

Postby stephaniekim2K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:23 pm

If the charge is negative you add -ate.

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