Taken to the Extreme. . A lot of things burn with astounding intensity; Styrofoam, napalm, H marshmallows are just the beginning. But what if there was a materi extreme substanc science
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Taken to the Extreme

A lot of things burn with astounding intensity; Styrofoam, napalm, H
marshmallows are just the beginning. But what if there was a material that
could set sand on fire? Okay, so clearly that was a loaded question, but it
was a necessary settup. Chlorine has the dubious honor of
being terrifyingly flammable, to the point that history' s evil ,
the Nazis, deemed it too dangerous to work with. When people who tin
consider genocide their life' s goal don' t want to use something because it
is too deadly, it bears treating it with some caution. There is a story that a
ton of the stuff was spilled once and caught fire, and it burned through 12
inches of concrete and another meter of sand and gravel before going out.
I hate to say it, but in this case, the Nazi' s were right.
are Iew mags known TO man noa: 1: er man me ulterior or a Creamy
microwaved Hot Pocket, but this stuff manages to break even that record.
Created by smashing gold atoms together at nearly the speed of light, it' s
called a soup, and it reaches a balmy 4 trillion degrees Celsius,
a mere 250, 000 times hotter than the inside of the sun. The amount of
energy released in the collision was sufficient to melt protons and neutrons,
which in itself could be featured on a list of things you never even knew
were possible. Scientists think this substance could give us an idea of what
the birth of our universe was like, so it' s good to see they aren' t just
creating tiny for the fim of it. However, the really good news is
that the soup was only a trillionth of a centimeter across, and only lasted
for a trillionth ofa trillionth ofa second.
Acid is scary stuff; they gave one of the scariest movie monsters ever acid
blood to make it scarier than just a simple killing machine (the Alien), so
it' s pretty ingrained in our psyche that getting dissolved is bad. If the Aliens
had been filled with fluoroantimonic acid, they not only would have
probably fallen through the floor until they hit dirt, the vapors given off by
their dying bodies would have killed everyone around them. It is 21019
times more powerful than sulphuric acid, and can even eat through glass.
And it explodes when exposed to water. And when it is reacting, it gives
off poisonous fumes that can kill everyone in a room. Maybe we should
move on from this one...
Superfluities is a state of matter (like solid or gaseous) that occurs at
extremely low temperatures, has high thermal conductivity (every onnee
of it is always exactly the same temperature), and no viscosity Helium 2 is
the "most" example of this. A cup of Hew will spontaneously flow up and
out of a container, as if it just decided to leave. It also seeps right through
otherwise solid materials because its complete lack of friction allows it to
flow through otherwise invisible holes that would not allow regular helium
or water for that matter) to flow through. Hew is also the most efficient
thermal conductor on earth; several hundred times that of copper. Heat
moves so fast through Helium 2 that it moves in waves, like sound (and is
fact known as "second sound"), rather than dispersion, where it simply
transfers from one molecule to another. Incidentally, the forces governing
Hew' s ability to crawl walls is called "third sound". You can' t get much
more extreme than a substance that required the definitions of 2 new types
of sound.
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#2 - lip (09/26/2012) [-]
SCIENCE IS FUN!
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#59 - hybredmoon (09/27/2012) [-]
Hey look, a cracked article thats not on cracked. Surely this is an acceptable new fad for me to join?
#20 - krachgarten (09/27/2012) [-]
Hottest substance ever? Bitch Please
User avatar #25 to #20 - thethread (09/27/2012) [-]
Lies, mine always are ice cold in the center. No matter how long I cook them.
#57 to #25 - archonlb (09/27/2012) [-]
You have a ****** microwave
#5 - abcdxyz (09/27/2012) [-]
I would just like for you to try to imagine pouring He2 into your ear and letting it flow through your brain and out the other side
#6 to #5 - telfyr ONLINE (09/27/2012) [-]
well considering that is is several times colder than liquid nitrogen i would think it would kill you pretty quickly
#16 to #6 - anon (09/27/2012) [-]
Some serious brain freeze.
#72 - thisotherdude (09/27/2012) [-]
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User avatar #78 to #72 - smokedmeatlog (09/27/2012) [-]
no hes not because this is the first time im seeing this
#79 to #78 - thisotherdude (09/27/2012) [-]
OP is always a faggot.
User avatar #80 to #79 - smokedmeatlog (09/27/2012) [-]
no, im not that new here, but yes OP is always a faggot, i shouldn't have said he wasn't. hes just a good kind of faggot in this case.
#91 - mjohnsononefive (09/27/2012) [-]
Correction: This is the hottest substance ever
#105 to #91 - onetufftoaster (09/27/2012) [-]
hmmmm.......
#97 to #91 - ghustla ONLINE (09/27/2012) [-]
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#3 - jlaurvick ONLINE (09/27/2012) [-]
Well done, OP.
Well done, OP.
User avatar #54 to #3 - supersaiyandragons (09/27/2012) [-]
Don't thank him thank the person who actually made the comp

He didn't even get the entire thing!
#18 - ningyoaijin (09/27/2012) [-]
Acidity is a measure of how readily a substance can release protons... You can have a substance with a pH of -3 and it still might not even cause a burn mark on skin.

"Dissolving power" is determined by how reactive the product is once it has released the proton.

Two totally different properties of acid.
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User avatar #30 to #28 - ningyoaijin (09/27/2012) [-]
You're saying that low pH always means low reactivity, then...? Tell me more about how concentrated sulphuric acid doesn't burn your skin off.
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#31 to #28 - wheresthefudge (09/27/2012) [-]
Clearly someone skipped chemistry class.   
Acidity (pKa or sometimes Ka) is a measure of how dissociative an acid is, as Ningyoaijin stated. pH is a similar measurement, although, pH measures the dissociation once an acid has been put into solution. The difference is that Ka is a constant for a given acid (usually against a baseline of water) and that pH depends upon the solution.    
Meanwhile, Ningyoaijin (damn that's annoying to type) is still correct in saying that a high Ka doesn't necessarily mean the acid dissolves things better. For an example of this, look at HCl and HF. HF, although a weaker acid by Ka, is more dangerous than HCl of the same concentration. There are some interesting reasons why this happens, which I won't get into right now.   
tl;dr - Nengcaste is wrong on all counts.
Clearly someone skipped chemistry class.
Acidity (pKa or sometimes Ka) is a measure of how dissociative an acid is, as Ningyoaijin stated. pH is a similar measurement, although, pH measures the dissociation once an acid has been put into solution. The difference is that Ka is a constant for a given acid (usually against a baseline of water) and that pH depends upon the solution.
Meanwhile, Ningyoaijin (damn that's annoying to type) is still correct in saying that a high Ka doesn't necessarily mean the acid dissolves things better. For an example of this, look at HCl and HF. HF, although a weaker acid by Ka, is more dangerous than HCl of the same concentration. There are some interesting reasons why this happens, which I won't get into right now.
tl;dr - Nengcaste is wrong on all counts.
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#98 - ihaveakeyboard (09/27/2012) [-]
THIS REPOST HAS BEEN HANDED DOWN THE ARMSTRONG LINES FOR GENERATIONS
User avatar #88 - ilovehitler (09/27/2012) [-]
>most acidic acid in the world, can even eat through glass
>put it in a glass test tube

***** you ****** up
#104 to #88 - tommynt (09/27/2012) [-]
The bottle is actually made of polytetrafluoroethylene (teflon). Have a wonderful day.
#75 - herefortheporno (09/27/2012) [-]
Science approves
User avatar #67 - galaxyguy ONLINE (09/27/2012) [-]
Speaking of flammable substances
Back in 9th grade when I had an internship at the army, one of the gentlemen in charge of teaching kids the art of brutally murdering other people told us a fun story that happened in Iraq.
So one of this guy's mates was driving along with his platoon in an APC in the desert, when it all of a sudden broke down. A metal rod in the engine had broken (details are a bit fuzzy), and the APC couldn't drive. So the driver gets out a piece of plastic explosives and sets fire to the thing, grabs a hammer and ******* reforges this broken rod over the flame.
Y'see, C4 only blows up when it receives an electrical impulse, and will not explode on contact with flames. As it happens it is also extremely flammable. Cool.

Shortly thereafter the instructor grabbed a head of cabbage and used it to show us what would happen if a C4 explosive went off inside our heads. Apparantly salad would happen.
User avatar #52 - srskate (09/27/2012) [-]
Most reposting reposter: OP
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User avatar #9 - kevinenter (09/27/2012) [-]
Awesome post, though you were a tad wrong about the strength of Fluoroantimonic acid. It's actually 2(10ⁿ) where n=19. So it's actually (roughly) 20,000,000,000,000,000,000 (20 quintillion) times stronger than 100% sulfuric acid.
User avatar #7 - snipster (09/27/2012) [-]
Holy **** super fluids sound ******* epic
User avatar #21 - sirformidio (09/27/2012) [-]
Dude, this was literally up here, this exact ******* picture, like a month ago.
Only it was black.
Seeing as it's still interesting and a great read, I don't care, just give credit where credit is due, dawg.
User avatar #70 - bearlo (09/27/2012) [-]
The most reposted comp ever.
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