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calcium fluoride

noun
1.
a white, crystalline compound, CaF 2 , insoluble in water, occurring in nature as the mineral fluorite: used as a flux in metallurgy and as a decay preventive in dentifrices.
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  • Fluoride occurs naturally in the body as calcium fluoride.
  • Natural calcium fluoride alters teeth structure without being as detrimental to bone as would unnatural fluorides.
  • Anhydrous hydrogen fluoride is manufactured by the action of sulfuric on calcium fluoride.
  • Samarium is used to dope calcium fluoride crystal for use in optical lasers or lasers.
  • It combines with metals to make fluorides such as sodium fluoride and calcium fluoride, both white solids.

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