ACID/BASE NomenclatureBinary AcidsRule: 1. Add the prefix hydro to main element 2. Add suffix "-ic"Ternary AcidsRule: 1. No Prefix hydro 2. Add the suffix "-ous" if the polyanion is an "-ite" 3. Add the suffix "-ic" if the polyanion is an "-ate"Notes on hypo & perall hypo-"polyanion"s become hypo-main element-ous. E. G. Hypochlorite ion becomes hypochlorous acid. all per-"polyanion"s become per-main element-ice. G. Perchlorate ion becomes Perchloric acid. HOH or H2O = Hydrate
No Prefix of Hydro
If the polyanion is "-ate", then it is "-ous".
If the polyanion is "ate", then it is "-ic".
If the polyanion is "-ite", then it is "-ous".
If the polyanion is "-ite", then it is "-ic".
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