## Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 3 - Sections 3.1-3.12 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 52b

#### Answer

$HClO_{2}$( aq ) is chlorous acid.

#### Work Step by Step

Oxyacids with oxanions ending in -ite are named as : $'base name \hspace{1mm}of \hspace{1mm}oxyanion' + ous + acid$ The base name of oxyanion $ClO_{2}^{-}$ (chlorite) is $chlor$ , so $HClO_{2}$( aq ) is chlorous acid.

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