Chemistry Practice Problems Naming Acids Practice Problems Solution: Determine the name for aqueous HBr.A) bromous acid...

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

Problem

Determine the name for aqueous HBr.

A) bromous acid 

B) hydrobromous acid 

C) hydrobromic acid 

D) bromic acid 

E) hydrogen bromate

Solution

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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