Naming the metal

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Johnathan Smith 1D
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Naming the metal

Postby Johnathan Smith 1D » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:00 am

How does the coordination compound affect how we name the transition metal? So like instead of just saying cobalt(III) we would say cobaltate.

Sarah Nichols 4C
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Re: Naming the metal

Postby Sarah Nichols 4C » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:06 am

You only need to add the -ate ending if the coordination compound has an overall negative charge/is an anion. Otherwise you would leave the transition metal name alone

Oduwole 1E
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Re: Naming the metal

Postby Oduwole 1E » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:00 pm

You only add the ending -ate when the coordination compound has a negative charge.

Angelo Mapalo 4E
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Re: Naming the metal

Postby Angelo Mapalo 4E » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:23 pm

If the overall charge of the compound is negative, then you add an -ate, otherwise you just state the metal. There are actually exceptions to this -ate rule. Copper -> cuprate and iron -> ferrate.


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