When the name of an anion that is part of an acid ends in -ite, what does the acid name include?

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May 1, 2017

Answer:

The acid name includes the suffix -ous.

Explanation:

Table of Anions Ending in -ite and their acids

Anion#color(white)(.............)# Anion#color(white)(.....)#Acid#color(white)(........)#Acid
Name#color(white)(...............)#Formula#color(white)(.)#Formula #color(white)(...)#Name

#"chlorite"##color(white)(...........)##"ClO"_2^(-)"##color(white)(....)# #"HClO"_2"##color(white)(....)##"chlorous acid"#
#"nitrite"##color(white)(...............)##"NO"_2^(-)"##color(white)(.....)##"HNO"_2"##color(white)(....)##"nitrous acid"#
#"sulfite"##color(white)(...............)##"SO"_3^(2-)"##color(white)(......)##"H"_2"SO"_3"##color(white)(....)##"sulfurous acid"#
#"hypochlorite"##color(white)(....)##"ClO"^(-)"##color(white)(......)##"HClO"##color(white)(.....)##"hypochlorous acid"#
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