When the name of an anion that is part of an acid ends in #-ite#, the acid name includes what suffix?

1 Answer
Dec 16, 2016

Answer:

When the name of an anion that is part of a salt ends in -ite, the acid name includes the suffix -ous acid.

Explanation:

Here are some examples

#"Name of anion"color(white)(m)"Name of acid"#
#stackrel(—————————————)("nitr"color(red)(ite)color(white)(mmmmm)"nitr"color(red)("ouscolor(white)(l) acid))#
#"chlor"color(red)(ite)color(white)(mmmml)"chlor"color(red)(ouscolor(white)(l) acid)#
#"hypochlor"color(red)(ite)color(white)(mm)"hypochlor"color(red)(ous color(white)(l)acid)#
#"sulf"color(red)(ite)color(white)(mmmmml)"sulfur"color(red)(ous color(white)(l)acid)#