Chem 2: Naming Acids
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How do you name an acid that does not contain oxygen?
Hydro + root of the 2nd element
ic + acid
How do you name an acid that contains oxygen?
1. Polyatomic ion w/ending changed
ite ----> ous acid
ate----> ic acid
If the formula does not contain oxygen, the acid is named with the prefix
Ex. HCl - Hydrochloric acid
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