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Write the Iupac Name of Co(N02)3(Nh3)3. - Chemistry

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Short Note

Write the IUPAC name of [ Co(NO2)3(NH3)3 ].

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Solution

IUPAC name of the compound is Trinitroamine cobalt (III)

Explanation :
The given compound IUPAC name is as follows : Co(NH3)3(NO2)3

  • The given compound has Cobalt metal atom, which is surrounded by six ligand. Among them three are ammonia groups and three are nitro groups.
    According to the IUPAC, ammonia groups are mentioned as amino groups.
  • The oxidation state of cobalt atom in the given coordination compound is +3.
  • Hence, the name of given coordinated compound is Trinitroamine cobalt (III).
Concept: Nomenclature of Coordination Compounds - Naming of Mononuclear Coordination Compounds
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