Naming the metal

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Kristina Nguyen 1C
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Naming the metal

Postby Kristina Nguyen 1C » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:03 pm

When do you know when to name the metal alone, with an -ate, or as an ion?

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Re: Naming the metal

Postby Deap Bhandal L1 S1J » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:36 pm

I believe it depends if the metal is alone, has a charge, or is part of a larger compound. Metals with no charge are written just as their name appears on the periodic table. Metals with a charge are the same however the charge is written in parentheses. Metals part of compounds must have charges and are often bound with an ion. FeCl2 for example is called Iron (II) chloride. The name of the ion changes depending on what it is.

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Re: Naming the metal

Postby MichelleKaku1H » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:11 am

Not sure if this helps, but I believe -ate is used for anion transition metals only!

Cynthia Tsang
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Re: Naming the metal

Postby Cynthia Tsang » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:11 pm

Yup! -ate is only used when the transition metal forms an anion.

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Re: Naming the metal

Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:06 pm

You use -ate if the coordination sphere is an anion and don't when it's a cation.


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