Problem: You may want to reference (Page 104) Section 3.6 while completing this problem.Name the compound HNO2(aq).

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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 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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You may want to reference (Page 104) Section 3.6 while completing this problem.

Name the compound HNO2(aq).

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