Adding "-ate" to a metal

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Amy Perez 2K
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Adding "-ate" to a metal

Postby Amy Perez 2K » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:35 pm

How do we know when to add "-ate" to the end of a metal? Does it have to do with the order of the complex?

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Re: Adding "-ate" to a metal

Postby GabrielaG 1J » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:48 pm

"-ate" is added to the end of a metal if the complex has a -VE charge

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Re: Adding "-ate" to a metal

Postby Darlene Fung 1J » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:55 pm

You add "-ate" to the TM when the complex has a negative charge.

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Re: Adding "-ate" to a metal

Postby Vanessa A 3F » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:46 pm

If the metal is a part of a negatively charged anion, add "ate" to the name. Otherwise, just use the name of the metal, and remember to always include the metal's oxidation state.

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Re: Adding "-ate" to a metal

Postby dbalestra4F » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:12 pm

Do you ever at -ite to a metal? Or is that just for anions that are attached to the TM complex?

Vanessa A 3F
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Re: Adding "-ate" to a metal

Postby Vanessa A 3F » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:06 pm

It's always going to be adding -ate. I think you're thinking of ions like nitrite and sulfite


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