Iron vs Ferrate

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Edmund Zhi 2B
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Iron vs Ferrate

Postby Edmund Zhi 2B » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:37 am

Why do we sometimes use Ferrate in the name and sometimes use Iron? How do we distinguish between the two?

Amanda Lin 2I
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Re: Iron vs Ferrate

Postby Amanda Lin 2I » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:41 am

You use ferrate if the compound is an anion. You use iron if the compound is neutral or a cation.

Ryan Chang 1C
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Re: Iron vs Ferrate

Postby Ryan Chang 1C » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:43 am

Ferrate is used when iron appears in an anionic complex. This is because when iron appears in an anionic complex, we take its latin name ferrum and replace -um with -ate.

Janet Nguy 2C
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Re: Iron vs Ferrate

Postby Janet Nguy 2C » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:55 am

Hi! If the iron in the compound has a negative charge/is an anion then it will be ferrate. Any other time it’ll be iron.

Leila_4G
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Re: Iron vs Ferrate

Postby Leila_4G » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:29 pm

Thank you all! This is very helpful

Lauren Tanaka 1A
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Re: Iron vs Ferrate

Postby Lauren Tanaka 1A » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:33 pm

The term ferrate is used when naming a coordination compound that has iron in it. More specifically, this coordination compound must have an anion.


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