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Unformatted text preview: SO 4 2- is sulf ate . 3. When there are more than two oxyanions in a series, hypo- (less than) and per- (more than) are used as prefixes. Here are some examples: o ClO- is hypo chlor ite o ClO 2- is chlor ite o ClO 3- is chlor ate o ClO 4- is per chlor ate Finally, here are the rules for naming acids of oxyanions . 4. If the anion name ends in -ate , then the acid name ends in -ic or -ric . 5. If the anion name ends in -ite , then the acid name ends in -ous . Here are examples of the last three rules: Acid Anion Acid Name HClO hypochlorite hypochlorous acid HClO 2 chlorite chlorous acid HClO 3 chlorate chloric acid HClO 4 perchlorate perchloric acid...
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