TM Naming Flowchart

TM Naming Flowchart - the second name No Counter Ion&...

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Transition Metal (TM) Nomenclature Find the TM oxidation state Find the ligand (L) names & add prefixes (i.e., di-, tri-, tetra-, … except for “en” use bis- or tris-). Arrange all L in alphabetical order. Is a counter ion present? Counter Ion = Cation The counter ion is the first name. The second name includes all L first, then the metal with an “ate” suffix, and finally the oxidation state. If a Latin name is possible for TM, use it. Counter Ion = Anion The first name includes all L first, then the metal (English name with no suffix), and finally the oxidation state. The counter ion is
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Unformatted text preview: the second name. No Counter Ion & Neutral There will only be one name. The name includes all L first, then the metal (English name with no suffix), and finally the oxidation state. No Counter Ion & “+” Charge The first name includes all L first, then the metal (English name with no suffix), and finally the oxidation state. The second name is “ion.” No Counter Ion & “-” Charge The first name includes all L first, then the metal with the “ate” suffix, and finally the oxidation state. If a Latin name is possible for TM, use it. The second name is “ion.” Yes No...
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