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hydrofluoric acid

Syllabification: hy·dro·fluor·ic ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəˌflo͝orik ˈasəd

Definition of hydrofluoric acid in English:


An acidic and extremely corrosive solution of the liquid hydrogen fluoride in water.
Example sentences
  • Toxic gases may be emitted, and poisoning from carbon monoxide, hydrofluoric acid, and sulphur dioxide can occur.
  • But if you're going to be precise, hydrofluoric acid is a water solution of hydrogen fluoride, HF.
  • Selected hand-picked samples were analyzed after being dissolved (typically using hydrofluoric acid for silicates and concentrated nitric acid for phosphates).

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