Worlds of David Darling
Encyclopedia of Science
Home > Encyclopedia of Science

hydrofluoric acid

Hydrofluoric acid is a colorless, corrosive fuming liquid consisting of a solution of the gas hydrogen fluoride (HF) in water, prepared by distilling a mixture of sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and fluorite (fluospar). It is used in frosting and etching glass and in fluorocarbons.

Related category