Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Additional Exercises: 2.110d

Answer

$HCl$ is hydrochloric acid.

Work Step by Step

Binary acids, or acids formed from 2 elements are named by writing "hydro," followed by the root name of the second element, followed by "-ic" and the word "acid". $Cl$ is chloride, so the root used in the name of the acid is "chlor." The name is thus formed as hydro+chlor+ic acid. $HCl$ is hydrochloric acid.
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