Solution: Give the name or chemical formula, as appropriate, for each of the following acids.HBr,

Problem

Give the name or chemical formula, as appropriate, for each of the following acids.

HBr,

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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