AcidNames - Naming Inorganic Acids Acids are important...

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Naming Inorganic Acids Acids are important hydrogen-containing molecular compounds, whose names follow special rules. For the moment, we can define an acid as a compound that in water can produce electrically equivalent numbers of hydrogen ions and anions; e.g., HCl 6 H + + Cl H 2 SO 4 6 2H + + SO 4 2– In general, the formulas of inorganic acids have H written first, whereas hydrogen-containing inorganic compounds that are not acids do not have H written first. Acids: HCl, HCN, HNO 3 , H 2 SO 4 , H 3 PO 4 Not acids: LiH, BeH 2 , NH 3 , PH 3 An oxoacid is an acid containing hydrogen, oxygen, and another element. The anion produced when an oxoacid dissolves in water is an oxoanion . The names of oxoacids follow the following rules: 1. If a central atom can form two different oxoanions, the one with more oxygen atoms is named with the -ate suffix, and the one with fewer oxygen atoms is named with the - ite suffix. Anion
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