## Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

$HCl$ is hydrochloric acid.
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.