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Anhydrous acetic acid is differentiating solvent in which strong acids show different strength but water isn't. Why anhydrous acetic acid shows the strength of acids clearly, but water solvent cannot do so?

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    $\begingroup$ see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leveling_effect $\endgroup$ – MaxW Oct 21 '15 at 16:03
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    $\begingroup$ Every basic solvent will "weaken" dissolved acid which is stronger than solvents conjugated acid, but protonated acetic acid is very strong. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Oct 21 '15 at 16:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Mithoron thanks your point is great for answer. $\endgroup$ – Iftikhar uddin Oct 24 '15 at 2:18

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