Chemistry is a very interesting subject and always shows coolest things like life bonding elements such as Carbon, most dangerous chemicals, which have deadliest properties like instant death due to poisoning, burning, fire, explosion etc. The field of chemicals and chemistry is very big.
Since the start of study of chemistry the use of chemicals as weapon and for special purpose is growing. If you read chemistry books, you will notice that most of important chemical compounds were invented during world war.
So apparently it becomes clear that chemistry isn’t just used for good purpose. Though people try to use it for harmful purpose there are some chemicals that are extremely dangerous that even we can’t test how dangerous it is! This is list of some 5 most dangerous chemical compounds that we have heard of.
5) Hydrogen Fluoride
– I am a Breaking bad fan and they showed that HF is very corrosive and it melts bodies and even ceiling of house. Well HF is pretty strong because it eats through glass, ceramic, wood, metal but not plastic specially Teflon. It is a dangerous poison that can damage lungs if gas or vapor is inhaled. It can’t be found easily but can be synthesized by reacting Calcium Fluoride with mineral acid like HCL and passing the gas on water.
4) Piranha Solution
– After showing the power of HF Myth Busters did a show to check the true power of HF and it was different. HF is powerful than other normal acids but this acid is dangerous as its name is. Piranha Solution is mixture of H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) and Sulfuric Acid(H2SO4). This solution is a very strong oxidizing agent so it will rip all the organic matter and lay down a tar of black organic materials. It shows vigorous action with organic materials. A whole dead pig was converted into a black thick tar which was just remaining sulfur and carbon of organic materials.
3) Chlorine Trifluoride
– This is a very dangerous chemical that was studied by Nazis to use during war to use it to melt bunkers by creating a fluorine fire which is about 2400 degrees Celsius. ClF3. It wasn’t used because it is too much dangerous because it is strongest fluorinating agent. ClF3 and Piranha solution is used by semi conductor companies to clean their equipments. It is also an oxidizing agents. It can eat through or burn through steel, iron, concrete, wood, soil etc. Apparently everything can be destroyed by it but it can be stored in a air tight steel in controlled condition.
2) Azidoazide Azide
C2N14 is a high-nitrogen energetic material. The name comes from popular naming “Azo”. Compounds with Nitrogen is named with “Azo” like Azo-Benzene which is a Benzene with Nitrogen bonded with it. As we know the bond between Nitrogen atoms is the strongest molecule till now due to the triple bond.
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In this compound none of the Nitrogen atom is in triple bond. So this compound gives a lot of energy if reacted with any other compound because the Nitrogen will get to lower energy state and release tremendous amount of energy. So there will be heat and even explosion. In 2010 German scientists and US Army tried to check its strength but they couldn’t complete the test because it exploded even without doing nothing. So they concluded that its power was beyond their capabilities of measurement.
1) Fluoroantimonic Acid
– This is the god of all the dangerous acid that will burn, corrode or do all nasty things. This acid isH2FSbF6 is the most corrosive chemical till now. It is king of protonation. After it donates all its hydrogen its fluorine and antimony rips all the molecules and elements in its ways until it totally decomposes. So it is master acid that is beyond control. I say try to remain far from it as possible. It can only be stored in Teflon because these both have same element (F) in common. It is 10000000000000000 times stronger than sulfuric acid. We have seen that how much a concentrated H2SO4 can do so it is unimaginable what this can do.
These compounds are rare, expensive and also dangerous, so getting hands on them is very hard and getting them on your hand will be a foolish and final mistake. Keep away from these substances but enjoy chemistry safe way.