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Cyanido vs cyano

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:33 pm
by ValerieChavarin 4F
I'm confused on these two terms. The textbook uses the form cyanido, but Lavelle wrote cyano for a naming example in lecture. Can they be used interchangeably, or are they different?

Re: Cyanido vs cyano

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:36 pm
by Vanessa Chuang 4F
There's a few different naming conventions. The textbook uses one while Dr. Lavelle uses another. They technically are the same thing but just keep in mind that if you choose to use a particular convention, you should stick with the same one throughout naming the compound

Re: Cyanido vs cyano

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:44 pm
by Brandon Valafar
They mean the same thing and just are different conventions. I'm going to use Lavelle's naming scheme since it is on his website.

Re: Cyanido vs cyano

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:28 pm
by Claire Stoecklein 1E
I believe cyano is basically a shorthand for cyanido. As long as it ends in o for an electrostatically charged ligand, it is named correctly

Re: Cyanido vs cyano

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:50 pm
by Venus_Hagan 2L
i think technically both are right. I would stick with cyano because that's what Professor Lavelle used in class

Re: Cyanido vs cyano

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:01 pm
by Anthony Hatashita 4H
They are interchangable and should give the same points on a test