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when the transition metal is part of a complex ion that is negatively charged, you would name it using its latin prefix and adding -ate at the end instead of just using its regular name. I would say you should probably know a few of the common latin names besides iron like copper (which is cuprate) and tin (which is stannate)
According to the textbook, if an element's name on the periodic table is based on their latin name, then that latin name is used in naming the coordination complex. This is also why copper is represented by "cuprate".
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