Definition of Hydrofluoric acid

1. Noun. A weak poisonous liquid acid; formed by solution of hydrogen fluoride in water.

Generic synonyms: Acid



Definition of Hydrofluoric acid

1. Noun. (chemistry) A solution of hydrogen fluoride, HF, in water; it is a weak but very corrosive acid, used in the production of fluorine compounds, and in metallurgy. ¹

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Medical Definition of Hydrofluoric acid

1. Hydrofluoric acid. A solution of hydrogen fluoride in water. It is a colourless fuming liquid which can cause painful burns. Chemical name: Hydrofluoric acid (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrofluoric Acid

hydroentangle
hydroentangled
hydroentanglement
hydroentangling
hydroextractor
hydroextractors
hydroferricyanic
hydroferrocyanic
hydrofield
hydrofields
hydrofining
hydrofluate
hydrofluates
hydroflumethiazide
hydrofluoric
hydrofluoric acid (current term)
hydrofluorination
hydrofluorinations
hydrofluorocarbon
hydrofluorocarbons
hydrofluosilicate
hydrofluosilicates
hydrofluosilicic
hydrofluosilicic acid
hydroflurocarbon
hydrofoil
hydrofoil craft
hydrofoils
hydroformed
hydroforming

Literary usage of Hydrofluoric acid

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1. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"hydrofluoric acid occurs in nature only in the form of fluorides, ... Hydrofluoric acid is obtained by decomposing a fluoride with concentrated sulfuric ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1900)
"When pure hydrofluoric acid became a commercial article, the above method gave place in large measure to one depending on the decomposition of the silicate ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1869)
"A. Anhydrous hydrofluoric acid, This paper contains a full description of the leading physical and chemical properties of anhydrous hydrofluoric acid, ..."

4. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius, Samuel William Johnson (1883)
"hydrofluoric acid is a colorless corrosive gas, which fames in the air, ... Aqueous hydrofluoric acid is distinguished from all other acids by the property ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"hydrofluoric acid IN PHTHISIS. In a Hungarian medical journal, DR. GAGER has published an account of seventeen cases of phthisis in which he employed the ..."

6. A Systematic Handbook of Volumetric Analysis: Or, The Quantitative by Francis Sutton (1900)
"COMMERCIAL hydrofluoric acid, which is now a not inconsiderable article of commerce, ... It generally contains in addition to hydrofluoric acid, ..."

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