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Unformatted text preview: • If the anion has an -ate ending, the corresponding acid is given an -ic ending • If the anion has an -ite ending, the corresponding acid has an -ous ending. • Prefixes in the name of the anion are kept in naming the acid ClO-hypo chlor ite ion HClO hypo chlor ous acid ClO 2-chlor ite ion HClO 2 chlor ous acid ClO 3-chlor ate ion HClO 3 chlor ic acid ClO 4-per chlor ate ion HClO 4 per chlor ic acid This is confusing: we previously had used the -ous and -ic suffixes to indicate the ionic charge differences in metal cations (-ic had a higher positive charge). Although in comparison to the ionic form, the -ic and -ous acid forms have a higher net positive charge, the -ic suffix would indicate forms with a higher oxygen content, and not an apparent charge difference....
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