Chemistry Practice Problems Naming Acids Practice Problems Solution: Wha is the name of HBr (in water)?

Solution: Wha is the name of HBr (in water)?

Problem

Wha is the name of HBr (in water)?

Solution

We’re being asked to name the acidaqueous HBr (i.e. HBr in water).


Recall that acids come in two different forms: Binary acids and Oxyacids(or oxoacids).

binary acid is a covalent compound that contains an H+ ion connected to negative ion

An oxyacid is a covalent compound that contains an H+ ion connected to a polyatomic ion containing oxygen



Rules for Naming Binary Acids:

a. The prefix will be hydro-

b. Use the base name of the nonmetal (anion)


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