Chloro vs Chloride

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Angeline 3E
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Chloro vs Chloride

Postby Angeline 3E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:59 pm

Im confused when to drop the -ide to a -o !! Thanks !!

(somehow not in my notes)

Kyla Grunden 1L
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Re: Chloro vs Chloride

Postby Kyla Grunden 1L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:02 pm

Here's Dr. Lavelle's lesson on naming compounds, hope this helps! https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-conten ... pounds.pdf

Frederick Keith_4C
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Re: Chloro vs Chloride

Postby Frederick Keith_4C » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:04 pm

They're basically the same thing. Its just that that chloride is the newer variant and chloro is the older one. I'm pretty sure Lavelle said you could use either one and still be chill.

Gabriella Bates 2L
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Re: Chloro vs Chloride

Postby Gabriella Bates 2L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:35 pm

The suffix -ide is used for the naming of common anions. For example, Cl-1 is named "chloride," and S2- is named "sulfide." However, as Lavelle stated in lecture on Friday, when naming coordination compounds, you drop the -ide from the anion name and add the suffix -o. Therefore, in a coordination compound, chloride becomes "chloro" and sulfide becomes "sulfo." This notation is only used in coordination compounds.


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