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Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:00 am
I'm confused when to use -ate vs just stating the atom. E.g. Ferrate vs Iron.
Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:02 am
The -ate suffix is added to the name for the transition metal when naming anionic ligands
Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:08 am
if the overall charge of the coordination complex is not zero (i.e. a negative or positive number) then the end of the metal is changed to -ate. The only special names are iron which turns into ferrate and copper which changes to cupprate.