Ending differences

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Ending differences

Postby chemgal4L » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:58 pm

When naming coordination complexes, is there a difference between for example chloro and chlorido? Because I've seen both and I don't know whether they are used interchangeably or for specific situations

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Re: Ending differences

Postby Vicky Wang 2C » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:53 pm

They can be used interchangeably.
If you look in your course reader, you'll notice that there's two columns for naming ligands and one of them is titled "New IUPAC Name Convention". There was some sort of convention where a bunch of chemists got together and decided to make those new naming rules. This is why the book uses this column (chlorido), but most people/ in class we use the other column (chloro). Just recognize that the names from the "New IUPAC Name Convention" column exists and can be used.

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