fluorinenoun [ U ]uk /ˈflɔː.riːn/ us /ˈflɔːr.iːn/ symbol F
Examples from literature
- Arsenic combines with fluorine at the ordinary temperature with incandescence.
- Nitric acid vapor reacts with great violence with fluorine, a loud explosion resulting.
- Perhaps this may be explained by the fact that fluorine has no action at available temperatures upon carbon dioxide.
- The corresponding negative group consists only of fluorine and manganese, so far as our investigations have gone.
- The element fluorine has at last been successfully isolated, and its chief chemical and physical properties determined.