Problem: Determine the name for aqueous HBr.A) bromic acidB) bromous acidC) hydrogen bromateD) hydrobromic acidE) hydrobromous acid

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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) bromic acid

B) bromous acid

C) hydrogen bromate

D) hydrobromic acid

E) hydrobromous acid

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