Problem: Procedure for naming anions. The first part of the elements name, such as "chlor" for chlorine or "sulf" for sulfur, goes in the blank.Name the anion obtained by removing one oxygen atom from the perbromate ion, BrO4-.

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BrO4- - O → BrO3-


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Starting with common oxyanions that end in ate (chlorate, ClO3-), adding one O atom or removing two O atoms forms other common or representative oxyanions. Adding one oxygen atom to an oxyanion that ends in ate results in oxyanions that begin with per and end with ate (perchlorate, ClO4-). Removing one O atom from oxyanions that end in ate gives oxyanions that end in ite (chlorite, ClO2-). Removing one more O atom gives anions that begin with hypo and end with ite (hypochlorite, ClO-).

Procedure for naming anions. The first part of the elements name, such as "chlor" for chlorine or "sulf" for sulfur, goes in the blank.

Name the anion obtained by removing one oxygen atom from the perbromate ion, BrO4-.

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