Definition of hydrofluoric acid in English:

hydrofluoric acid

Line breaks: hydro|fluor¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)ˈflʊərɪk


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • An acidic, extremely corrosive solution of the liquid hydrogen fluoride in water.
    • Chemical formula: HF
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    • 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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