Problem: Which of the following acids are incorrectly named? If you believe that it is incorrect, provide a correct name or formula.(a) hydrofluoric acid, HF 

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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

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Which of the following acids are incorrectly named? If you believe that it is incorrect, provide a correct name or formula.

(a) hydrofluoric acid, HF 

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