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World's Strongest Acid
« on: November 16, 2004, 06:03:16 PM »
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http://www.nature.com/news/2004/041115/full/041115-5.html
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Re:World's Strongest Acid
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2004, 07:20:55 AM »
I always thought that the strongest Hydracid Known was Perchloric acid[HCLO4]

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Re:World's Strongest Acid
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2004, 07:51:39 AM »
I thought the strongest superacid to be (SbF5)HF, pentafluoroantimonic acid.
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Re:World's Strongest Acid
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2004, 12:30:40 PM »
Isn't it that if you stick a proton on anything electropositive it'll become a superacid?

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Re:World's Strongest Acid
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2004, 09:41:08 PM »
thats some neat work!!

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Re:World's Strongest Acid
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2005, 12:16:58 PM »
right! the acid strength of HF/SbF5 is 1000,000,000 times than concentrated H2SO4  (100%)

sometime it can be  used in some acid catalyzed rearrangement  reaction

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Re:World's Strongest Acid
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2005, 12:06:55 PM »
Isn't HF-SbF5 magic acid? It's used in superacid catalysis of zeolite systems.
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