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