Flourine

F

Atomic Number

The atomic number for Flourine is 9.

Atomic Mass

The atomic mass for Flourine is 18.988.

Period

Flourine is in period 2.

Group Number

The group number for Flourine is 17.

Group Name

Flourine is in the Halogen family.

State of Matter

Fourine is a gas.

Metal, Metalloid, Nonmetal?

Flourine is a nonmetal.

Real World Uses

1. Sodium flouride is used in toothpaste & in drinking water to prevent dental cavities.

2. Hydrofluoric acid can dissolve glass & is used to etch the glass in light bulbs & in other products.

3. Uranium hexoflouride is needed by the nuclear power industry to separate uranium isotopes.