noun. ['ˈflʊˌriːn, ˈflɔˌriːn'] a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite.
- atomic number 9
- chemical element
- Greenland spar
- leaded gasoline
- unleaded gasoline
Words that Rhyme with Fluorine
Example sentences of the word fluorine
1. Noun, singular or mass
Potassium has an electronegativity of 0.8 while fluorine has an electronegativity of 4.0 The difference is 3.2.
This oxidizing capability decreases down the halogen group, with fluorine the strongest oxidizing agent.