magic acid

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Ronald Gillespie.

Noun[edit]

magic acid ‎(countable and uncountable, plural magic acids)

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  1. (chemistry) A superacid, FSO3H-SbF5, consisting of a mixture of fluorosulfonic acid and antimony pentafluoride, capable of protonating even weak bases.