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Acid Question!?

An unusual category of acids known as superacids, which are defined as any acid stronger than 100% sulfuric acid, can be prepared by seemingly simple reactions similar to the one below. In this example, the reaction of anhydrous HF with SbF5 produces the superacid [H2F]+[SbF6]-:

2HF(l) + SbF5(l) -> [H2F]+[SbF6]-(l)

a. what are the molecular structures of all species in this reaction? what are the hybridizations of the central atoms in each species?

b. what mass of [H2F]+[SbF6]- can be prepared when 2.93 mL of anhydrous HF (density=.975 g/mL) and 10.0 mL of SbF5 (density=3.1 g/mL) are allowed to react?

Probably sp for HF and d2sp3 for SbF6^-

b is a stoichiometry problem which you probable know how to do. You will need to convert 2.93 mL HF to grams but you have the density so mass = volume*density. Same process for SbF5. Post any work if you get stuck on the stoichiometry.

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