Fluorine meaning

flo͝orēn, -ĭn, flôr-
A pale-yellow, highly corrosive, poisonous, gaseous halogen element, the most electronegative and most reactive of all the elements, existing as a diatomic gas (F2 ) and used in a wide variety of industrially important compounds. Atomic number 9; atomic weight 18.9984; melting point −219.67°C; boiling point −188.12°C; specific gravity of liquid 1.50 (at boiling point); valence 1.
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A corrosive, toxic, greenish-yellow, gaseous chemical element, one of the halogens and the most reactive nonmetallic element, forming fluorides with almost all known elements: symbol, F; at. no. 9
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A pale-yellow, poisonous, gaseous element of the halogen group. It is highly corrosive and is used to separate certain isotopes of uranium and to make refrigerants and high-temperature plastics. It is also added in fluoride form to the water supply to prevent tooth decay. Atomic number 9; atomic weight 18.9984; melting point −223°C; boiling point −188.14°C; specific gravity of liquid 1.108 (at boiling point); valence 1.
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(uncountable) The chemical element (symbol F) with an atomic number of 9.
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(chemistry, countable) A fluorine atom.

An octahedron of fluorines.

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Origin of fluorine

  • From Latin fluor (“flow”) +‎ -ine

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