spypengen wrote:@Jam 1 mole of sulfuric acid is the most corrosive acid but Carborane (Ph -18) is 20 quintillion times stronger than 100% sulfuric acid but it's not as corrosive. which was what I meant.
5butjam wrote:spypengen wrote:@Jam 1 mole of sulfuric acid is the most corrosive acid but Carborane (Ph -18) is 20 quintillion times stronger than 100% sulfuric acid but it's not as corrosive. which was what I meant.
Corrosiveness is a measure of oxidation that occurs when an acid is used. Oxidation is the loss of electrons of a substance/element. It's mainly present in metals.
Carborane would be much more corrosive than sulfuric acid due to the increased concentration of hydrogen ions (1 x 10^(18) mol dm^(-3)) in comparison to sulfuric acid when both are in their 100% forms. Not that sulfuric acid can exist as a 100% form and remain acidic of course (it must be aqueous in order to dissociate but I'm not entirely sure what the maximum concentration is).
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fan4camping wrote:As far as I'm concerned, not that it matters, but an acid SHOULD be corrosive.
The more corrosive, the stronger it is, IMHO.
So a weak, barely corrosive compound... hell, WATER fits that description.
If I want a strong acid, it better be able to break down the most substances in the shortest amount of time.
Acid strength is the ability of an acid to add a hydrogen ion (H ) to basic molecules. On the other hand, corrosiveness has a lot to do with the nature of the negatively charged part of an acid that always accompanies H .
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