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uranium hexafluoride

noun, Chemistry.
1.
a colorless, water-insoluble, crystalline, volatile solid, UF 6 , used in its gaseous state in separating uranium 235 from uranium.
Origin of uranium hexafluoride
1940-1945
1940-45
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uranium hexafluoride

/ˌhɛksəˈflʊəˌraɪd/
noun
1.
a compound used in the process of uranium enrichment that produces fissile material for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Formula: UF6
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