superacid

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superacid

[¦sü·pər′as·əd]
(chemistry)
An acidic medium that has a proton-donating ability equal to or greater than 100% sulfuric acid.
A solution of acetic or phosphoric acid.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He is also known for his research on super acids. Brian McCarry, FCIC, chair of McMaster's department of chemistry, explained the significance of Gillespie's research.
Gillespie's pioneering research in main-group inorganic chemistry, particularly in the areas of fluorine chemistry, super acid media and concepts of chemical bonding," said McCarry.