What Is the Strongest Acid

What Is the Strongest Acid - Strong Is...

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What Is the Strongest Acid? Answer: The World's Strongest Acid None of the  strong acids  traditionally listed in a chemistry text holds the title of  World's Strongest Acid. The record-holder used to be fluorosulfuric acid (HFSO3),  but the  carborane  superacids are hundreds of times stronger than fluorosulfuric  acid  and over  a  million  times stronger  than  concentrated sulfuric  acid.  The  superacids readily release protons, which is a slightly different criterion for acid  strength than the ability to dissociate to release a H+ ion (a proton).
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Unformatted text preview: Strong Is Different from Corrosive The carborane acids are incredible proton donors, yet they are not highly corrosive. Corrosiveness is related to the negatively-charged part of the acid. Hydrofluoric acid (HF), for example, is so corrosve it dissolves glass. The fluoride ion attacks the silicon atom in silica glass while the proton is interacting with oxygen. Even though it is highly corrosive, hydrofluoric acid is not considered to be a strong acid because it does not completely dissociate in water....
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