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Re: what is the worlds strongest acid?

Date: Mon Nov 15 22:43:44 1999
Posted By: Tye Morancy, MadSci Admin
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 942629613.Ch

Hi Nathan,

   That's a cool question to ask...

   The strongest acid on earth is a 80% solution of Antimony Pentaflouride in 
Hyrdoflouric Acid.  This acid solution is so strong that they could only 
measure a 50% solution.  Just to give you an idea of how strong a 50% solution 
is, it would be equivalent to an acid 1018 times stronger than concentrated 
sulfuric acid!!  Pretty strong huh?

   By the way, this acid is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the 
strongest acid known.

   Thanks for the question Nathan...


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