Uses of Fluorine

Uses of Fluorine:

  1. Fluorine is used in the manufacture of a series of compounds known as freons. These non-toxic, non-combustible and volatile liquids are used as refrigerants in refrigerators, deep freezers and air conditioners. The most common, freon is known as dichlorodifluoro methane CF2 Cl2.
  2. CaF2 is used as flux in metallurgy.
  3. NaF is used as a preservative to prevent fermentation and also for preventing dental cavities.
  4. SF6 is used as an insulating material in high voltage equipment.
  5. Teflon is used as container to store hydrofluoric acid.
  6. UF6 is used in the separation of U235 from U238.