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Unformatted text preview: Dr. Paul Moses 2.5 Concept Worksheet for Naming Oxoacids Oxoacids refer to a large family of acids with a formula of HXOy where X is any nonmetal. In the series, the more oxygens, the stronger the acid. These acids are named from their anions by changing "ate" to "ic acid" and changing "ite" to "ous acid". Table 2.4 has a list of key acids and names. Practice Problems: Name the following oxoacids: H2SO3, H2SO4, HClO, HClO2, HClO3, HClO4, H3PO4, H3PO3, HNO2, HNO3 Answers: Sulfurous acid, sulfuric acid, hypochlorous acid, chlorous acid, chloric acid, perchloric acid, phosphoric acid, phosphorous acid, nitrous acid, nitric acid ...
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