Naming Metals

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Naming Metals

Postby Stevin1H » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:13 am

Why is it that if the coordination compound has a net overall negative charge that we would have to add the suffix "-ate" at the end of the metal name. For example, Co(Cn)5(OH2)]^2- would be aquapentacyanidocobaltate(III)

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Re: Naming Metals

Postby Bianca Barcelo 4I » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:10 pm

I believe that it is just a naming convention that we have to follow. For any negatively charged complex, we would have to add -ate to the metal.

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Re: Naming Metals

Postby josephperez_2C » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:37 pm

Yes this is just a rule. For example sulfate is SO42−.

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