hydrogen fluoride
noun Date: 1869 a colorless corrosive fuming usually gaseous compound HF that yields hydrofluoric acid when dissolved in water

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  • Hydrogen fluoride — is a chemical compound with the formula HF. It is the principal industrial source of fluorine, often in the aqueous form as hydrofluoric acid, and thus is the precursor to many important compounds including pharmaceuticals and polymers (e.g.… …   Wikipedia

  • hydrogen fluoride — n a colorless corrosive fuming usu. gaseous compound HF that yields hydrofluoric acid when dissolved in water * * * a corrosive inorganic acid, HF; see hydrofluoric acid …   Medical dictionary

  • hydrogen fluoride — noun a colorless poisonous corrosive liquid made by the action of sulphuric acid on calcium fluoride; solutions in water are hydrofluoric acid • Hypernyms: ↑fluoride * * * noun : a colorless mobile fuming corrosive poisonous liquid or gas HF or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hydrogen fluoride — vandenilio fluoridas statusas T sritis chemija formulė HF atitikmenys: angl. fluor hydric acid; fluoric acid; fluorohydrogen acid; hydrofluoric acid; hydrogen fluoride rus. водорода фторид; плавиковая кислота; фтористоводородная кислота;… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • hydrogen fluoride — a colorless corrosive gas, HF, the anhydride of hydrofluoric acid, used chiefly as a catalyst and in the fluorination of hydrocarbons. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrogen fluoride — noun a colourless fuming liquid or gas, having a molecular formula of HF; it dissolves in water to form hydrofluoric acid and has many industrial uses including the production of teflon and the refining …   Wiktionary

  • hydrogen fluoride — hy′drogen fluor′ide n. chem. a colorless corrosive gas, HF, the anhydride of hydrofluoric acid, used chiefly as a catalyst and in the fluorination of hydrocarbons • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • hydrogen fluoride — /haɪdrədʒən ˈflʊəraɪd/ (say huydruhjuhn floouhruyd), /ˈflu / (say flooh ) noun a colourless, fuming, corrosive, poisonous gas or volatile liquid, HF, used in the manufacture of hydrofluoric acid and in industry generally …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hydrogen fluoride laser — The hydrogen fluoride laser is an infrared chemical laser. It is capable of delivering continuous output power in the megawatt range. Hydrogen fluoride lasers operate at the wavelength of 2.7 2.9 µm. This wavelength is absorbed by the atmosphere …   Wikipedia

  • Hydrogen peroxide — IUPAC name …   Wikipedia

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