Naming/Coord Comp

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Naming/Coord Comp

Postby duenezjuleny1D » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:05 am

when naming how do you begin/what goes first and how do you know?

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Re: Naming/Coord Comp

Postby hannabarlow1A » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:39 am

The cation ion is listed first. The ligands are listed in alphabetical order (not including their numerical prefixes) and then the metal ion and its charge and then the anion.

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Re: Naming/Coord Comp

Postby Bella Martin » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:18 am

How do we know when the metal should end in -ate?

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Re: Naming/Coord Comp

Postby EthanPham_1G » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:31 am

The metal ends in -ate if the whole coordination complex has a net negative charge. The example that Lavelle gave in class was [Ni(CN)4]-2.

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Re: Naming/Coord Comp

Postby nickianel_4b » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:50 pm

^^ yep [Ni(CN)4]2- is tetracyanonickelate(II). As you can see the ligand is first with its prefix, then the transition metal with its Roman numeral, and it ends in -ate because of its negative charge.

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