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Interactive video lesson plan for: The Strongest Acids in the World

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Inside chemistry labs, chemists work with what they call superacids. No one’s found a specific use for such a fantastically strong acid yet, but chemists are actively looking for one.

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Sources:
http://web.chem.ucsb.edu/~devries/chem150/lecture%20notes/AcidsandBases.pdf
http://chem.libretexts.org/Core/Physical_and_Theoretical_Chemistry/Acids_and_Bases/Acid/Lewis_Concept_of_Acids_and_Bases, https://www.chem.wisc.edu/deptfiles/genchem/netorial/rottosen/tutorial/modules/acid_base/06lewis/lewis1.htm
http://water.usgs.gov/edu/ph.html
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pH
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/ph-d_483.html
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Chem_AcidsBasespHScale.shtml
http://www2.latech.edu/~upali/chem481/chem481c4.pdf
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jo00372a003
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780124338418
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ed083p1465
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/chemical/ph.html
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja00797a013
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/sulfuric_acid#section=Heat-of-Vaporization
http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/aldrich/339741?lang=en&region=US
https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/r?dbs+hsdb:@term+@rn+@rel+7664-93-9
http://www.periodicvideos.com/videos/mv_sulfuric_acid.htm
http://www.org-chem.org/yuuki/acid/acid_en.html
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jo040285o
https://books.google.com/books?id=1jb9BAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Organic+Chemistry:+The+Name+Game:+Modern+Coined+Terms+and+Their+Origins&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjlwOjP85TQAhUH1oMKHYh4AnQQ6AEIKDAC#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja01411a010
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1994/press.html
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jo040285o
http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~harding/tutorials/cc.pdf
http://chemistry.about.com/od/acids/f/What-Are-The-Uses-Of-Superacids.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvhLtiBDJ3s
https://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/chemicals.php?id=19
A few popular sources say fluoroantimonic acid’s Hammett acidity function is -31.3 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoroantimonic_acid, http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2013/08/the-worlds-strongest-acids.html), but actually it’s only -28: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jo040285o
http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9924285
http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2013/08/the-worlds-strongest-acids.html
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/pac.1977.49.issue-1/pac197749010107/pac197749010107.xml
http://www.org-chem.org/yuuki/acid/acid_en.html
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja01571a016
https://books.google.com/books?id=poO9RHq-IoIC&pg=PA150#v=onepage&q&f=false

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