Naming of Coordination Compounds

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Rachel Lipman
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Naming of Coordination Compounds

Postby Rachel Lipman » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:18 am

In my discussion section earlier this week, we looked at a coordination compound including Iron (Fe). When we named the structure, rather than labeling it iron, instead we named it using its symbol Fe. I am confused about when you call it by its name and when by its symbol with some prefix attached?

Julia Spaczai 2G
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Re: Naming of Coordination Compounds

Postby Julia Spaczai 2G » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:22 am

You use the name iron when the complex has an overall neutral charge, but you use "ferrate" when the complex is anionic with an overall negative charge.

Rachel Lipman
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Re: Naming of Coordination Compounds

Postby Rachel Lipman » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:54 pm

Thank you! The case is the same for other anionic elements right? Like cobalt can be cobaltate?


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