Problem: What is the formula for hydrobromic acid?A. HBr B. HBrO C. HBrO2D. HBrO3 E. HBrO4

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We’re being asked to identify the formula of hydrobromic acid

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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What is the formula for hydrobromic acid?

A. HBr 

B. HBrO 

C. HBrO2

D. HBrO3 

E. HBrO4