CN naming?

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JulieAljamal1E
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CN naming?

Postby JulieAljamal1E » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:54 pm

When would I name something Cyano vs Cyanido?

Aria Soeprono 2F
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Re: CN naming?

Postby Aria Soeprono 2F » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:09 pm

When naming coordination compounds, you remove the "-ide" and add "o" to the end of the anion name. Therefore, I don't think there would be a place you would use cyanido, it would always be cyano. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

Aria Soeprono 2F
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Re: CN naming?

Postby Aria Soeprono 2F » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:10 pm

Oh sorry I didn't mean remove the "-ide" just the "e" part.

Zubair Ahmed 1L
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Re: CN naming?

Postby Zubair Ahmed 1L » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:56 pm

The book uses the "-ido" suffix when naming coordination compounds, but Dr. Lavelle use the suffix "-o". They are both technically correct but I would use the notation Dr. Lavelle uses.


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