hydrogen fluoride

noun

Definition of hydrogen fluoride

: a colorless corrosive fuming usually gaseous compound HF that yields hydrofluoric acid when dissolved in water

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The materials — fluorinated polyamides, photoresists and hydrogen fluoride — are used to make computer chips, among other things. Sherisse Pham, CNN, "Japan just made its trade dispute with South Korea a lot more serious," 2 Aug. 2019 One of the products subject to tighter controls is hydrogen fluoride, a chemical used to etch circuit patterns onto silicon to form semiconductors. Mayumi Negishi And Alastair Gale, WSJ, "North Korea’s Weapons Program Fuels Tokyo’s Trade Spat With Seoul," 10 July 2019 South Korean counterparts claim the same for the export controls on hydrogen fluoride and two other chemicals on which South Korean electronics giants rely. The Economist, "Relations between Japan and South Korea are fraying alarmingly," 18 July 2019 Superior Mayor Jim Paine and Duluth Mayor Emily Larson have asked the company to find a safer alternative to hydrogen fluoride, which can produce toxic vapor clouds. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Interior agency blocks group of archaeologists from attending scientific conference," 3 May 2018 Chemicals stored there, according to regulatory filings, include at least 280,000 pounds of hydrogen fluoride, one of the most deadly compounds used in refining and capable of spreading large distances in a release. Mark Collette, Houston Chronicle, "Explosion, large fire at Texas City plant," 19 Apr. 2018 In the site's risk management plan, a worst-case scenario involves a release of hydrogen fluoride traveling up to 22 miles. Mark Collette, Houston Chronicle, "Explosion, large fire at Texas City plant," 19 Apr. 2018

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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hydrogen fluoride

noun

Medical Definition of hydrogen fluoride

: a colorless corrosive fuming usually gaseous compound HF that yields hydrofluoric acid when dissolved in water

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