How do you write the name for #NaClO_4#?

1 Answer
Mar 11, 2018

Answer:

Like this....#"sodium perchlorate..."#

Explanation:

The #"perchlorate anion"#, #ClO_4^(-)#, features chlorine in its highest Group oxidation state, i.e. #Cl(+VII)#...

#HClO_4#, #"perchloric acid"#, is an exceptionally strong Bronsted acid for which the given equilibrium LIES strongly to the right as we face the page...

#HClO_4(aq) + H_2O(l) rightleftharpoonsClO_4^(-)+H_3O^+#

...and thus sodium perchlorate is a very weak Bronsted base...that competes poorly for the proton...