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Subject: How does a superacid work?

Date: Tue May 31 18:24:47 2005
Posted by Blake
Grade level: 10-12 School: St. Davids
City: Waterloo State/Province: Ontario Country: Canada
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 1117581887.Ch

I am wondering how a superacid can even work. If an acid is formed through the
ionization process which creates hydronium ions and some other ion in solution
and the strength of the acid is based on what quantity of the acid ionizes, how
can a superacid be stronger than sulfuric acid which ionizes 100% in an aqueous

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