hydrogen fluoride

noun
a colorless corrosive gas, HF, the anhydride of hydrofluoric acid, used chiefly as a catalyst and in the fluorination of hydrocarbons.

Origin:
1905–10

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hydrogen fluoride
 
n
1.  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.  an aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride; hydrofluoric acid

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hydrogen fluoride  
A corrosive compound that exists as a colorless, fuming liquid or a highly soluble gas. Hydrogen fluoride is used as a reagent, catalyst, and fluorinating agent, in the refining of uranium, and in making many fluorine compounds. An aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride is called hydrofluoric acid. Chemical formula: HF.
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Example sentences
Chemical toxins are released from geothermal plants as well, such as hydrogen
  fluoride.
Hydrogen fluoride is a well known, potent greenhouse gas, and is a side effect
  of exposing uranium hexafluoride to air.
Hydrogen fluoride has a number of industrial uses throughout the country.
Liquid hydrogen fluoride is fed from one of two storage vessels and heated to a
  gaseous state in a vaporizer.
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