What is the difference between a binary acid and a polyatomic acid?

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May 22, 2016

Answer:

An example of a binary acid is hydrogen halide; polyatomic acids tend to be oxoacids.

Explanation:

The hydrogen halides, #HX#, are clasic binary acids. Oxoacids, e.g. #H_2SO_4#, #HNO_3#, #HMnO_4# are their counterparts.