Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 3 - Sections 3.1-3.12 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 54b

Answer

The formula of hydrocyanic acid is $HCN$.

Work Step by Step

Binary acids are named as : $hydro + 'base name' + ic + acid$ Here, $cyan$ is the basename of cyanide($CN^{-}$). Hence, the formula of hydrocyanic acid is $HCN$.
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