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tetrafluoride

[te-truh-floo r-ahyd, -flawr-, -flohr-] /ˌtɛ trəˈflʊər aɪd, -ˈflɔr-, -ˈfloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a fluoride containing four fluorine atoms.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; tetra- + fluoride
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  • Silicon tetrafluoride is used on a limited basis in microelectronics.
  • Boron tetrafluoride is used for doping silicon chips and other purposes in the chemical industry.

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