Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Section 3.6 - Molecular Compounds: Formulas and Names - For More Practice - Page 105: 3.10


The formula of perchloric acid is $HClO_4$.

Work Step by Step

The name of the acid is $perchloric$ $acid$; therefore, the oxyanion ends in $-ate$. Hence, the oxyanion is $perchlorate (ClO_4^-)$. So, the formula of perchloric acid is $HClO_4$.
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