Acid/Super Acid & Base/Super Base

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Linh Vo 2J
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Acid/Super Acid & Base/Super Base

Postby Linh Vo 2J » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:31 am

What is the difference between an acid and a SUPER acid? Same thing for a base and a SUPER base?

Nicoline Breytenbach 3D
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Re: Acid/Super Acid & Base/Super Base

Postby Nicoline Breytenbach 3D » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:08 am

A superacid is any acid stronger/ more acidic than pure sulfuric acid. Similarly, superbases are bases with extremely high basicity.

Samantha Kwock 1D
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Re: Acid/Super Acid & Base/Super Base

Postby Samantha Kwock 1D » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:09 am

An acid and a super acid follow the same chemical principles, but a super acid can dissolve more hydrogen ions in solution such that its pH is outside of the "normal" pH range (0-14) and is negative. Likewise, super bases have pHs larger than 14.


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