Rules for Naming Binary Acids:
a. The prefix will be hydro-
b. Use the base name of the nonmetal (anion)
c. The suffix will be -ic acid
Rules for Naming Oxyacids or Oxoacids:
a. If the polyatomic ion ends with -ate then change the ending to -ic acid
b. if the polyatomic ion ends with -ite then change the ending to -ous acid
Carbonic acid occurs in carbonated beverages. When allowed to react with lithium hydroxide it produces lithium carbonate. Lithium carbonate is used to treat depression and bipolar disorder.
Write chemical formula for carbonic acid.
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