Hydrogen fluoride

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A colorless, corrosive gas that is readily absorbed in water. Hydrogen fluoride dissolve silica, silicic acid, and glass. It is used as a catalyst and as a fluorinating agent.

Synonyms and Related Terms

hydrofluoric acid gas; anhydrous hydrofluoric acid

Chemical structure

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Other Properties

Soluble in water, ethanol. Slightly soluble in benzene, toluene, xylene.

Composition HF
CAS 7664-39-3
Melting Point -83
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 20.005
Boiling Point 19.5

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by inhalation, ingestion. Corrosive to skin and eyes. Nonflammable.

LINK: International Chemical Safety Card

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