Hydrofluoric Acid Definition

hīdrō-flo͝orĭk, -flôr-
A strong, fuming acid that is a water solution of the gas, or liquid, hydrogen fluoride (H6F6, H4F4, H2F2, or HF, depending on the temperature): it reacts with silicates and is used in etching glass.
Webster's New World
A colorless, fuming, corrosive, dangerously poisonous aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride, HF, used to etch or polish glass, pickle certain metals, and clean masonry.
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