Chemistry Practice Problems Naming Acids Practice Problems Solution: What is the name of H2SO3?

Solution: What is the name of H2SO3?

Problem

What is the name of H2SO3?

Solution

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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