Problem: Determine the name for aqueous HBr.A) bromous acid B) hydrobromous acid C) hydrobromic acid D) bromic acid E) hydrogen bromate

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We’re being asked to name the acid aqueous HBr

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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Determine the name for aqueous HBr.

A) bromous acid 

B) hydrobromous acid 

C) hydrobromic acid 

D) bromic acid 

E) hydrogen bromate

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