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March 17, 2015

A 5-high straight flush of water-ionised acids?

Filed under: Interesting chemistry — Tags: , , — Henry Rzepa @ 9:40 pm

I do not play poker, and so I had to look up a 5-4-3-2-1(A), which Wikipedia informs me is a 5-high straight flush, also apparently known as a steel wheel. In previous posts  I have suggested acids which can be ionised by (probably) 5, 4, 3 or  1 discrete water molecules in the gas phase; now to try to track down  a candidate for ionisation by the required two water molecules to form that straight flush.

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