Binary acids are named by using the prefix hydro and then name of a nonmetal ending with -ic and then "acid." For example, HCl is called Hydro Chloric Acid. Oxyanions ending with the suffix ate are named by writing the base of the oxyanions ending with -ic and then acid. Oxyanions ending with -ite are named by writing the base of the oxyanions, followed by the suffix -ous and then acid. For example, HOCl is called Hypo Chlorus acid.
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