# How do you write the name for NaClO_4?

Mar 11, 2018

Like this....$\text{sodium perchlorate...}$

#### Explanation:

The $\text{perchlorate anion}$, $C l {O}_{4}^{-}$, features chlorine in its highest Group oxidation state, i.e. $C l \left(+ V I I\right)$...

$H C l {O}_{4}$, $\text{perchloric acid}$, is an exceptionally strong Bronsted acid for which the given equilibrium LIES strongly to the right as we face the page...

$H C l {O}_{4} \left(a q\right) + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) r i g h t \le f t h a r p \infty n s C l {O}_{4}^{-} + {H}_{3} {O}^{+}$

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