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Unformatted text preview: There are two ways to name these compounds: 1. Molecular Name : Hydrogen + anion name 2. Acid Name : Hydro ____ ic acid. Used for aqueous solutions of the compound. Molecular Name ... Acid Name HCl hydrogen chloride hydrochloric acid H 2 S hydrogen sulfide hydrosulfuric acid There is one additional substance that is named like a binary compound although it is composed of three elements instead of two. HCN = hydrocyanic acid or hydrogen cyanide. OWL Oxo Acid Nomenclature Oxo acids are composed of H + + an oxygen containing anion. For example: HNO 3 or H 2 SO 4 . You MUST LEARN your polyatomic anions in order to name these acids. Recall that oxygen containing anions end in either ate or ite . Learn the ate anions and all the rest follow. ate anions form ic acids. HNO 3 = nitr ic acid ite anions form ous acids. HNO 2 = nitr ous acid...
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- Spring '08
- Bases, Acids