hydrogen fluoride definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless, fuming corrosive fluid or an extremely soluble corrosive fuel, HF, utilized in the make of hydrofluoric acid, as a reagent, catalyst, and fluorinating agent, and in the refining of uranium and the planning of several fluorine substances.
    • a colourless fuming fluid or gas, having a molecular formula of HF; it dissolves in water to form hydrofluoric acid and contains many commercial uses including the production of teflon and refining of uranium; it corrodes epidermis, flesh and bone tissue, and any epidermis contact should be averted
    • a colorless toxic corrosive fluid created by the activity of sulphuric acid on calcium fluoride; solutions in liquid are hydrofluoric acid

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