naming

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Kyle Thorin
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naming

Postby Kyle Thorin » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:00 am

I'm confused when to use -ate vs just stating the atom. E.g. Ferrate vs Iron.

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Re: naming

Postby chrisleung-2J » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:02 am

The -ate suffix is added to the name for the transition metal when naming anionic ligands

cassidysong 1K
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Re: naming

Postby cassidysong 1K » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:08 am

if the overall charge of the coordination complex is not zero (i.e. a negative or positive number) then the end of the metal is changed to -ate. The only special names are iron which turns into ferrate and copper which changes to cupprate.


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