Naming Acids/ Bases

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rachelle1K
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Naming Acids/ Bases

Postby rachelle1K » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:28 pm

Should we know how to name acids/ bases for the final? For example when to use -ic versus -ous in an acid?

rachelle1K
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Re: Naming Acids/ Bases

Postby rachelle1K » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:30 pm

Is there a difference between nitric acid and nitrous acid?

Sanjana Borle 2K
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Re: Naming Acids/ Bases

Postby Sanjana Borle 2K » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:37 pm

I believe the -ic vs -ous depends on the composition of the anion. For nitric acid it is produced when a H+ bonds to the nitrate anion, and for nitrous acid it is produced when an H+ bonds to a nitrite anion. In general, an "ate" anion corresponds to an "ic" acid, and an "ite" anion corresponds to an "ous" acid.

Deana Moghaddas 3E
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Re: Naming Acids/ Bases

Postby Deana Moghaddas 3E » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:45 pm

Dont think so

Brandon Valafar
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Re: Naming Acids/ Bases

Postby Brandon Valafar » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:12 pm

I believe we need to know some of the names of the common acids and bases but nothing too crazy.


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