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Name and e xplain acid HBr O 3?

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You should notice that `HBrO_3` represents an oxyacid since it contains hydrogen and an oxyanion. Identifying the oxyanion yields that `BrO_3^-` is the bromate ion.

You need to name the acid starting with the name of oxyanion, hence, since its name contains brom, then the root is brom, `Br` , and since the name of oxyanion ends in -ate, you need to put the suffix -ic. At the end, you need to put the word that specifies the nature of compound, hence, you need to put acid.

Hence, the given oxyacid `HBrO_3` is called bromic acid.

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