How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space

Researchers have investigated how acids interact with water molecules at extremely low temperatures. Using spectroscopic analyses and computer simulations, they investigated the question of whether hydrochloric acid (HCl) does or does not release its proton in conditions like those found in interstellar space. The answer was neither yes nor no, but instead depended on the order in which the team brought the water and hydrochloric acid molecules together.

Study: How Acids Behave in Ultracold Interstellar Space

NewsA research group has investigated how acids interact with water molecules at extremely low temperatures. Contributed Author: Ruhr-Universitaet-BochumTopics: Chemistry

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Laboratory Equipment

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