Hydrofluoric acid is leading all fluorine mixes, including pharmaceuticals, for example, fluoxetine (Prozac), differing materials, for example, PTFE (Teflon), and natural fluorine itself.
It is fit for dissolving numerous materials, and is especially known for its capability to break down glass (silicon dioxide). It will likewise break down most pottery (which contain aluminosilicates: mixes made of artificially fortified aluminum, silicon and oxygen). It additionally reacts with metals. These characteristics make Hydrofluoric Acid one of the most dangerous acids to be kept in the laboratory.
Hydrofluoric acid has an assortment of uses in industry and research. It is generally used in modern chemistry, mining, refining, glass completing, silicon chip fabricating, and in cleaning.Other application areas include:
- Oil Refining
- Organofluorine mixes
- Etchants and cleaners