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 Oxyacids or Oxoacids:
a. If the polyatomic ion ends with -ate then change the ending to -ic acid
b. if the polyatomic ion ends with -ite then change the ending to -ous acid
You may want to reference (Page 104) Section 3.6 while completing this problem.
Name the compound HNO2(aq).
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