transition metal suffix

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Kavee Dodampahala 4E
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transition metal suffix

Postby Kavee Dodampahala 4E » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:05 pm

Can someone explain how to name the transition metal when the complex is positive, negative, and neutral overall?

ishaa Diwakar 4E
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Re: transition metal suffix

Postby ishaa Diwakar 4E » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:16 pm

When the complex is negative, you would name the metal with the ending -ate. If it is positive or neutral, the metal name will remain unchanged.

Joowon Seo 3A
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Re: transition metal suffix

Postby Joowon Seo 3A » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:29 pm

Only if the complex is negatively will the metal end with -ate. Furthermore some metals have special names. For iron for example, you would say ferrate instead of ironate.

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