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Naming acids
« on: November 23, 2019, 03:19:06 PM »
I came across this question while revising for an exam.

How do we name the acid H2S.

I tried to name it but I think that I am wrong.

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Re: Naming acids
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 03:36:39 PM »
Tell us your idea.

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Re: Naming acids
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 03:52:50 PM »
Tell us your idea.

My idea doesn’t work in English. It isn’t my first language and the names of the chemicals differ.

I was wondering wether we include the 2 when naming the acid.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Naming acids
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2019, 03:57:47 PM »
Chemistry is international, what is your suggestion?

Start with the H and end with the S and add the word acid.

HCl for example is hydrochloric acid?

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Re: Naming acids
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 04:10:22 PM »
Hyrdosulfiricacid. Do we just ignore the 2 in the formula?

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Re: Naming acids
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2019, 04:20:23 PM »
Put any correct name into Wikipedia and change the language. Usually, you will get IUPAC and some synonyms names in this language, eg Russian - Сероводоро́д (серни́стый водоро́д, сульфи́д водоро́да, дигидросульфи́д)
You can also use https://www.thefreedictionary.com/hydrogen+sulfide - you can translate names between six or more languages, eg German - Schwefelwasserstoff and from Wikipedia additionally - Wasserstoffsulfid, Dihydrogensulfid.

Chinese (Mandarin) - 硫化氫
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Re: Naming acids
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2019, 07:27:09 PM »
Thank you very much.

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