# Chapter 3 - Sections 3.1-3.12 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 51c

$H_{2}CO_{3}$( aq ) is carbonic acid.

#### Work Step by Step

Oxyacids with oxanions ending in -ate are named as : $'base name \hspace{1mm}of \hspace{1mm}oxyanion' + ic + acid$ The base name of oxyanion $CO_{3}^{2-}$ (carbonate) is $carbon$ , so $H_{2}CO_{3}$( aq ) is carbonic acid.

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