Chemistry Practice Problems Naming Acids Practice Problems Solution: Write the formula for each acid.hydrocyanic acid

Solution: Write the formula for each acid.hydrocyanic acid

Problem

Write the formula for each acid.

hydrocyanic acid

Solution

We’re being asked to determine the chemical symbol for hydrocyanic acid


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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