Nomeneculture

OC35 state the names and formulae of common strong acids and bases:

Common Acids and Bases

You will notice that Acids have the H+ ion at the start of their chemical formula.

H2SO4, Sulphuric Acid

HCl Hydrochloric Acid

HF Hydroflouric Acid

Bases have the OH- ion at the end

Sodium Hydroxide NaOH,

Calcium Hydroxide Ca(OH)2,

Potassium Hydroxide KOH

and understand that alkalis are soluble bases

Sodium Carbonate Na2CO3

So these are the chemical formula for the many of the acids you might meet in the chemistry lab, but what about the acids and bases we discovered ??