|Systematic IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||21.01428 g mol−1|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
Fluoronium (systematically named fluoranium, and μ-fluorido-dihydrogen(1+)) is an inorganic cation with the chemical formula H
(also written [H
). It contributes no colour to fluoronium salts. It is a very strong acid, and dilute fluoronium solutions are corrosive and can attack the skin. It can be formed by protonation or self-ionic dissociation of hydrogen fluoride:
- HF + H+ → H2F+
- 3HF ⇌ H2F+ + HF−
The kinetic instability of the fluoronium ion is responsible for the extreme acidity of fluoroantimonic acid. The antimony pentafluoride molecule sequesters the fluoride ion produced by the homoassociation of hydrogen fluoride, leaving the fluoronium ion unable to revert to the more stable neutral hydrogen fluoride.
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