ACIDS NOMENCLATURE - ACIDS NOMENCLATURE BINARY ACIDS: These...

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ACIDS NOMENCLATURE BINARY ACIDS: These are acids that contain two elements: hydrogen and a non- metal (the non-metal forms the anion in aqueous solution). The name of the acid always starts with hydro and is derived as follows: Prefix “ Hydro ” + stem of the non-metal name + suffix “ ic ” followed by the word acid . Examples: HCl (hydrogen + chlorine) Prefix” hydro” + Stem “chlor” + Suffix “ic” followed by the word acid = hydro chlor ic acid HBr (hydrogen + bromine) Prefix” hydro” + Stem “brom” + Suffix “ic” followed by the word acid = hydro brom ic acid H 2 S (hydrogen + sulfur) Prefix” hydro” + Stem “sulfur” + Suffix “ic” followed by the word acid = hydro sulfur ic acid ( NOTE THAT FOR SULFUR WE USE SULFUR AS THE STEM AND NOT SULF) HI = hydroiodic acid HF = hydrofluoric acid
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TERNARY ACIDS: These are acids that contain three elements (a hydrogen, an oxygen and a third element that is usually a non-metal). We think of a ternary acid as composed of hydrogen attached to a polyatomic anion that contains oxygen(s). The name of a ternary acid is very simply derived from the name of the
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course CHEM 51615 taught by Professor Fatima during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas.

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