Naming Acids and Bases

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Abigail Sanders 1E
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Naming Acids and Bases

Postby Abigail Sanders 1E » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:52 pm

Is there a list of acids names and formulas we should memorize for the final? In several homework problems it asks to either name an acid or base or to draw the formula from the name in order to predict the reaction. I was wondering if on the final we will also be required to do this or if the formulas and names will be given.

BeylemZ-1B
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Re: Naming Acids and Bases

Postby BeylemZ-1B » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:19 pm

What i remember from high school chemistry is a rule about "-ate" and "-ite"

if the anion in the acid ends in "-ate," the new name of the acid is now "-ic"
if the anion in the acid ends in "-ite," the new name of the acid is now "-ous"

for example:
H3PO3 has an anion of PO3 3-, which is phosphite. The acid name would be phosphorous acid.
H3PO4 has an anion of PO4 3-, which is phosphate. The acid name would be phosphoric acid.

Fatemah Yacoub 1F
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Re: Naming Acids and Bases

Postby Fatemah Yacoub 1F » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:55 am

I don't think we need to know any complicated ones, but you should know the rules and the most common acids/bases.

AveryAgosto
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Re: Naming Acids and Bases

Postby AveryAgosto » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:49 am

I think Lavelle emailed us a chart that is supposed to help.


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