Where could the base strength of hydrogen peroxide be found?
2 is quoted to be weakly acidic: for the reaction
the pKa is about 10-12
, with comparison to the reaction
whose pKw is 10-14
But what is the equilibrium constant for the reaction
I see that 100 % H2
is a solvent whose dielectric constant is close to that of water. Many polar salts possess similar solubility in hydrogen peroxide as in water, only slightly different - in either direction.
How do strong acids behave?
tends to incorporate peroxide as ligand to S.
But HCl has no such option.
So how soluble is HCl in concentrated H2
Also how stable is H3
cation towards loss of oxygen? H2
is liable to decay, but it is sluggish. Does strongly acidic reaction catalyze the decay, or not?
Note that HCl can itself stabilize hydrogen peroxide as a diluent. Hydrogen peroxide in high concentrations is liable to thermal runaway - less so at lower concentrations. Since concentrated HCl in water is under 60 % water, concentrated HCl in hydrogen peroxide might also be stabilized by the limited amount of hydrogen peroxide present...