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Part A. What is the name of the acid whose formula is HI?
Spell out the full name of the acid.
Acids are compounds that have at least one H+ ion that can dissociate from the compound in solution. Precise naming of acids is important because different acids have very different properties. For example, acetic acid in dilute form is used in cooking (as vinegar), whereas hydrofluoric acid is so toxic that even splashing a small amount on the skin can be fatal without proper treatment.
Naming binary acids
When naming acids, start by naming the anion. A monatomic anion, such as Cl− , is simple named by replacing the ending of the element name with ide. For example, Cl− is named chloride and O2− is named oxide. Once the anion is named, name the acid based on this anion. Start by adding the prefix hydro, and then change the ide suffix to ic. For example, HCl would require the anion chloride to be changed to chloric. Adding the prefix hydro creates hydrochloric acid.
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