Nomenclature%20of%20Acids - The ratios used become the...

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Nomenclature of Acids Acids are composed of hydrogen cations (H +1 ) combined with either non-metal monatomic anions, or polyatomic anions. H always leads the formula (it is the cation). Acid formulas are obtained the same way ionic compound formulas are obtained – the oppositely charged ions are combined in simple whole number ratios to yield a net neutral acid.
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Unformatted text preview: The ratios used become the subscripts in the formula. Acids are in the aqueous state ( aq ). The name of the acid is derived from the name of the anion in it: H +1 + Anion Acid ___ide hydro___ic acid ___ate ___ic acid ___ite ___ous acid...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CHEM 11 taught by Professor Scholefield during the Spring '08 term at Santa Monica.

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