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hydrogen fluoride

n.
A colorless, fuming corrosive liquid or a highly soluble corrosive gas, HF, that is extremely toxic, used in the manufacture of hydrofluoric acid, as a reagent, catalyst, and fluorinating agent, and in the refining of uranium and the preparation of many fluorine compounds.

hydrogen fluoride

n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless poisonous corrosive gas or liquid made by reaction between calcium fluoride and sulphuric acid: used as a fluorinating agent and catalyst. Formula: HF
2. (Elements & Compounds) an aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride; hydrofluoric acid

hy′drogen fluor′ide


n.
a colorless corrosive gas, HF, the anhydride of hydrofluoric acid, used chiefly as a catalyst and in the fluorination of hydrocarbons.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.hydrogen fluoride - a colorless poisonous corrosive liquid made by the action of sulphuric acid on calcium fluoride; solutions in water are hydrofluoric acid
fluoride - a salt of hydrofluoric acid
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