Explain how to name binary and oxy acids.

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asked May 25, 2012 in General Chemistry by Gummmys ~Expert~ (1,105 points)

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Binary acids are formed from a hydrogen and a non-metal.

So the names will have the following structure:

hydro + base name of non-metal + ic acid

For example, HF  is hydro + fluor + ic acid, or hydrofluoric acid
answered May 27, 2012 by Roar3215 ~Expert~ (1,318 points)