hydrogen fluoride

noun

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

Examples of hydrogen fluoride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Business Large energy storage facility planned for Escondido but are batteries a fire hazard? April 11, 2023 The batteries can emit hydrogen fluoride, pure hydrogen or carbon monoxide, officials said. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Oct. 2023 Founded in 1957, JSR is the world’s leading maker of photoresists and one of three Japanese companies, along with Shin-Etsu Chemical and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo, that control the global supply of fluorinated polyimide and hydrogen fluoride. Yuki Furukawa and Winnie Hsu, BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2023 Japanese export controls had covered fluorinated polyimides, which are used in OLED screens for TVs and smartphones, and photoresist and hydrogen fluoride, used for making semiconductors. Mari Yamaguchi, ajc, 17 Mar. 2023 This device can also subject test devices to lethal gases like hydrogen fluoride, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen chloride, all of which exist in Venus' atmosphere and to which future probes will be exposed. Discover Magazine, 14 Mar. 2012 As part of the process to capture HFC-23, about 1,600 pounds a year of chloroform, hydrochloric acid, chlorine and hydrogen fluoride, all hazardous air pollutants, could be emitted into neighborhoods around its Louisville facility. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 24 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydrogen fluoride was in 1869

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“Hydrogen fluoride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrogen%20fluoride. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

hydrogen fluoride

noun
: a colorless poisonous gas that is made up of hydrogen and fluorine and produces hydrofluoric acid when dissolved in water

Medical Definition

hydrogen fluoride

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

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