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The method used for naming the acids was adopted in the beginning of the 19th century. It goes like this. We first chose all the known acids with $b = 1$ in the formula $H_aX_bO_c$. If there is only one such acid, its name is made of the name of X plus the suffix $-ic$. Ex.: $H_3BO_3$ is the $boric$ acid. $H_2CO_3$ is the $carbonic$ acid. If there are two ...