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For binary acids, the
name will depend on if
it is dissolved in water,
so be careful. Naming Binary Acids (if in water) Write a hydro prefix Write the word acid at the end of the name Acids are molecular compounds. If polyatomic ion name ends in –ate, then change
ending to –ic suffix, For examples: HF is hydrogen fluoride and H2S is
hydrogen sulfide. Is H2O hydrogen oxide?
This naming system is only used for binary acids if they
are NOT dissolved in water. Naming Oxyacids
e.g. HNO3 is nitric acid (NO3- is nitrate). If polyatomic ion name ends in –ite, then change
ending to –ous suffix. Formula generally start with H, e.g., HCl, H2Se
However, they have some properties similar to ionic
substances and therefore have unique naming rules. Binary acids (hydrogen + one nonmetal) are named
as if they were ionic with H+ acting as a type I metal. Change ending on nonmetal name to –ic Binary Acids (not in water) Follow with the nonmetal name Binary acids have different names when dissolved in water.
For a compound dissolved in water (aq) is written after the...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2014 for the course CHEM 004:007 taught by Professor Russellarsen during the Fall '13 term at University of Iowa.
- Fall '13