Latin Names

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Callum Guo 1H
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Latin Names

Postby Callum Guo 1H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:40 pm

How do you know if an element's name originates from a Latin name like Fe(ferrum)

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Re: Latin Names

Postby vpena_1I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:49 pm

Look at the periodic table. If the letters are completely different than the way the element is spelled, its probably latin. Though, I believe for the test, we only really need to know Iron(Ferrate), copper(Cuprate), and lead (plumbate). Some other ones are silver (Argenate), gold (Aurate), and tin (Stannate).

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Re: Latin Names

Postby Prasanna Padmanabham 4I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:51 pm

I'm pretty sure many of the elements have Latin names or come from Latin words. You just need to memorize that Iron is written as ferrate if a coordination molecule is negative.

Daniel Chen 2L
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Re: Latin Names

Postby Daniel Chen 2L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:52 pm

I'm not too sure, but I'm just assuming that that's just something you have to memorize. You don't have to currently know too much though.

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