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Fluoroantimonic acid (HSbF 6 ) is a mixture of hydrogen fluoride and antimony pentafluoride in various ratios. [ 1 ] The 1:1 combination forms the strongest known superacid , which has been demonstrated to protonate even hydrocarbons to afford carbocations and H 2 . [ 2 ] The reaction of hydrogen fluoride (HF) and SbF 5 is exothermic. HF, being a Lewis base , attacks the molecules of SbF 5 to give an adduct .
Mind & Brain :: Features :: March 20, 2008 :: :: Email :: Print Alexander Shulgin endured a government crackdown and hallucinations of his bones melting in pursuit of new mind-bending compounds By David Biello Image: This is the final story the series of eight stories in our feature on self-experimenters .
"Pop Rocks" is an extremely cool candy to some people, but to other people it is just plain weird and they won't touch the stuff. Regardless of which view you subscribe to, you have to admit that it is definitely a technology candy -- nothing in nature works like Pop Rocks do! So how do they work? One of the amazing things about Pop Rocks is that they are patented . That means that you can go read the patent and see exactly how they work. You can click here to see the patent -- this page is a synopsis, and if you click the "View Images" tag at the top of the page you can look at scanned images of the actual patent.
English Oatmeal Stout by BevShots Have you ever wondered what your favourite libation looks like under a microscope? Picture a scientist, drunk off White Russians; staring into his glass and thinking — I bet this would look really cool if I magnified it! To the Lab-Mobile! A few years and a few sloshy nights later, BevShots was born.