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Problem: Which of the following sets of names and compounds is correct?A. HClO (aq), hypochlorous acid    B. H3PO4 (aq), phosphorous acid    C. HCl (aq), hypochloric acid    D. H2CrO4 (aq), perchromic acid    E. H2SO3 (aq), sulfuric acid

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Establish the rules for naming oxyacids and binary acids and determine which of the choices is correctly name

Recall that acids come in two different forms: Binary acids and Oxyacids 

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

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Which of the following sets of names and compounds is correct?

A. HClO (aq), hypochlorous acid    
B. H3PO4 (aq), phosphorous acid    
C. HCl (aq), hypochloric acid    
D. H2CrO4 (aq), perchromic acid    
E. H2SO3 (aq), sulfuric acid


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