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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
- Toxic by inhalation, ingestion. Corrosive to skin and eyes. Nonflammable.
- ThermoFisher: SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in water, ethanol. Slightly soluble in benzene, toluene, xylene.
|Melting Point||-83 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 20.005|
|Boiling Point||19.5 C|