Hydrofluoric
Hydrofluoric Hy`dro*flu*or"ic, a. [Hydro-, 2 + fluoric.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, hydrogen and fluorine; fluohydric; as, hydrofluoric acid. [1913 Webster]

{Hydrofluoric acid} (Chem.), a colorless, mobile, volatile liquid, {HF}, very corrosive in its action, and having a strong, pungent, suffocating odor. It is produced by the action of sulphuric acid on fluorite, and is usually collected as a solution in water. It attacks all silicates, as glass or porcelain, is the agent employed in etching glass, and is preserved only in vessels of platinum, lead, caoutchouc, or gutta-percha. [1913 Webster]


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  • hydrofluoric — /huy dreuh floor ik, flawr , flor /, adj. of or derived from hydrofluoric acid. [1815 25; HYDRO 2 + FLUORIC] * * * …   Universalium

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  • hydrofluoric — /huy dreuh floor ik, flawr , flor /, adj. of or derived from hydrofluoric acid. [1815 25; HYDRO 2 + FLUORIC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hydrofluoric — adjective Containing hydrogen and fluorine. Syn: fluohydric …   Wiktionary

  • hydrofluoric — hy·dro·fluoric …   English syllables

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  • hydrofluoric acid — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1830 an aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride HF that is a weak poisonous acid, that attacks silica and silicates, and that is used especially in finishing and etching glass …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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