What is the correct name for #Al(C_2H_3O_2)_3#?

1 Answer
Nov 14, 2015

Answer:

Aluminum acetate?

Explanation:

Salts of acetic acid, #H_3C-C(=O)OH#, are called acetates or ethanoates. Aluminum normally has a valence of 3 in its compounds, and it combines with 3 equiv acetate to form this salt.

Before someone comments to add the latest rules offered by IUPAC, please note that practising chemists would pay very little attention to these pronouncements. Aluminum acetate does describe #Al(O(O=)C-CH_3)_3#.