hydrogen fluoride

noun

Definition of hydrogen fluoride

: 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 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 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. James Bruggers And Phil Mckenna, The Courier-Journal, 22 Nov. 2021 Fluorine was present as hydrogen fluoride in gas clouds of the NGP-190387 galaxy. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 4 Nov. 2021 Taxes on many other common chemicals, such as chlorine, ammonia, phosphorus, hydrogen fluoride and sulfuric acid, would also be imposed. Philip Elliott, Time, 11 Aug. 2021 The fire's proximity to a tank of hydrogen fluoride was the main motivation behind the mass evacuation, as the chemical can spread quickly and sicken or kill those who are exposed to it. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, 12 July 2021 The potential release of hydrogen fluoride was the basis for a near citywide evacuation in Superior as the refinery burned. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, 28 Oct. 2020 Reconstruction of the facility includes more than $150 million worth of new safety measures, though the company opted to continue using hydrogen fluoride, a highly caustic chemical that increases gasoline octane. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, 28 Oct. 2020 The materials — fluorinated polyamides, photoresists and hydrogen fluoride — are used to make computer chips, among other things. Sherisse Pham, CNN, 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of hydrogen fluoride

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 8 Dec. 2021.

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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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