Problem: Which of the following best names the compound HClO 3 (aq) in aqueous solution?a) Chloric acidb) Hydrochloric acidc) Hydrogen chlorided) Hypochloric acide) Perchloric acid

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We’re being asked to name the compound HClO3(aq) in aqueous solution

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

A 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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Which of the following best names the compound HClO 3 (aq) in aqueous solution?

a) Chloric acid

b) Hydrochloric acid

c) Hydrogen chloride

d) Hypochloric acid

e) Perchloric acid

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