Cobalt vs Cobaltate

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Brandon Valafar
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Cobalt vs Cobaltate

Postby Brandon Valafar » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:19 am

Hello, when should we use cobalt versus cobalt-ate in naming coordination compounds? Not just for cobalt but for transition metals in general, I seem to get confused on this topic.

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Re: Cobalt vs Cobaltate

Postby Zaynab Hashm 2I » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:34 am

we only add the suffix -ate to indicate that the coordination compound has a net negative charge

Kallista McCarty 1C
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Re: Cobalt vs Cobaltate

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:07 am

-ate is added to coordination compounds when there is an overall net negative charge. It is meant to sound funny so you realize it is negatively charged.

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Re: Cobalt vs Cobaltate

Postby 105289321 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:42 pm

You would use it when there is a net negative charge on the coordination compound

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