F3 Naming compunds

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F3 Naming compunds

Postby Gabriella Bates 2L » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:17 pm

F3 asks us to write the formula for nitric acid. I know the answer is HNO3, but can someone help me review the rules for naming/writing the formulas for acids and bases? Thanks, I'm a little rusty!

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Re: F3 Naming compunds

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:35 pm

HNO3 is a strong acid, so it is a good compound to memorize the chemical formula for. However, if you did not have it memorized, you could determine the chemical formula by knowing that HNO3 is a protonated compound of NO3-, which has a charge of -1. HNO3 is neutrally charged and H+, a proton, has a charge of +1. Therefore, one mole of H+ would combine with one mole of NO3- to form the neutral compound HNO3.

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Re: F3 Naming compunds

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:35 pm

You do not need to worry about this right now. This will be covered later on in the quarter.


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