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    Proper Formula for Sodium Chloropalladite?

    I am trying to determine the proper chemical formula for the Palladium # 3 sensitizer solution that is found in the Bostick and Sullivan Platinum and Palladium chemicals. I am planning on doing some writing and I want to make certain that I am making the proper chemical reference.

    The Palladium # 3 solution is technically Sodium Chloropalladite and this is what I am trying to make sure I have the proper formula for.

    I have searched and based on what I am seeing, I am not sure I am finding the correct information so I am hoping someone here knows.

    I think it is Na2PdCl4 but I would like to verify with someone that knows for sure.

    Thanks

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    Re: Proper Formula for Sodium Chloropalladite?

    Curious, what are you planning to write that involves the formula. Since you mention the Bostick and Sullivan product why do you not ask them directly?

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    Re: Proper Formula for Sodium Chloropalladite?

    Quote Originally Posted by LFLarry View Post
    I think it is Na2PdCl4 but I would like to verify with someone that knows for sure.
    Correct.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium...hloropalladate
    https://www.commonchemistry.org/Chem...ref=13820-53-6

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    Re: Proper Formula for Sodium Chloropalladite?

    Beware the nomenclature trap. Sodium Chloropalladite is not the same as Sodium Chloropalladate. The "ate" ending tends to be used for a higher oxidation state and the "ite" ending for a lower one.
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    Re: Proper Formula for Sodium Chloropalladite?

    Good catch Maris!

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