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Naming Acids/ Bases

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:28 pm
by rachelle1K
Should we know how to name acids/ bases for the final? For example when to use -ic versus -ous in an acid?

Re: Naming Acids/ Bases

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:30 pm
by rachelle1K
Is there a difference between nitric acid and nitrous acid?

Re: Naming Acids/ Bases

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:37 pm
by Sanjana Borle 2K
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.

Re: Naming Acids/ Bases

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:45 pm
by Deana Moghaddas 3E
Dont think so

Re: Naming Acids/ Bases

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:12 pm
by Brandon Valafar
I believe we need to know some of the names of the common acids and bases but nothing too crazy.