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Postby sarahtang4B » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:07 am

when naming a compound when do you use iron and ferrum,ferrate. why do some compounds use iron instead of ferrate.

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Re: naming

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:47 pm

If the complex has an overall negative charge, then you add the suffix "ate." If there's no overall negative charge, use just the metal name.

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Re: naming

Postby 905109118 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:52 pm

Only use suffix -ate if the complex has a negative charge.

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