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What Are the Uses of Superacids?

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This is the three-dimensional model of fluoroantimonic acid, the most powerful superacid.

This is the three-dimensional model of fluoroantimonic acid, the most powerful superacid.

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Question: What Are the Uses of Superacids?
Superacids are acids that are stronger than sulfuric acid. Here is a look at the uses of these extremely powerful acids.
Answer: Superacids are used in chemical engineering and petrochemistry, to produce plastics and high octane gasoline. The superacids are used to form and sustain organic cations. These cations are used in intermediate reactions as well as to make final products.

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