Definition of Boron trifluoride

1. Noun. A pungent colorless gas.

Generic synonyms: Fluoride

Definition of Boron trifluoride

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) A binary compound of boron and fluorine, BF3; it is a strong Lewis acid. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boron Trifluoride

boron arsenide
boron carbide
boron chamber
boron compounds
boron counter tube
boron deficiency
boron group
boron neutron capture therapy
boron nitride
boron oxide
boron phosphate
boron tree
boron tribromide
boron trichloride
boron trifluoride (current term)
boron triiodide
boron trioxide
boronic acid
boronic acids

Literary usage of Boron trifluoride

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1. Inorganic chemistry by Ira Remsen (1890)
"boron trifluoride. boron trioxide at the temperature employed ; nor could ... OHV boron trifluoride, BF,, is obtained by treating a mixture of fluor-spar ..."

2. A Short Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry by Hermann Kolbe (1884)
"boron trifluoride : BF3.—This body, unlike the two other corresponding compounds, ... boron trifluoride may also be prepared from boric anhydride and ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"Tested by addition of boron trifluoride, the product was completely volatile, showing that the sample was free from methyl ether. The freezing point curve ..."

4. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer, Harold Govett Colman, Arthur Harden (1905)
"... and boron trifluoride are brought together, a compound, BF3,NH3, is produced. This is a white opaque solid, which can be sublimed without alteration. ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"boron trifluoride etherate complex (Allied Chemicals) was purified by vacuum ... It was necessary to add the boron trifluoride catalyst immediately prior to ..."

6. A Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry by George S. Newth (1905)
"boron trifluoride is a colourless, pungent-smelling gas, which fumes strongly in moist air on account of its powerful affinity for water. ..."

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