Problem: What is the name of H2SO3?

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We’re being asked to name the compound H2SO3(aq) in aqueous solution

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

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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What is the name of H2SO3?

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