By: Adam Lamberti

  • Atomic Number - 9
  • Atomic Symbol - F
  • Atomic Weight - 19 grams
  • Group Period - 2
  • Color - Pale Yellow
  • Classification - Non-metal
  • Fluorine is a very reactive halogen and is essential to human life
  • Discovered by Henri Moissan in 1886 in France who ended up winning the Nobel prize in 1906
  • Found in a science experiment because it reacted with hydrogen
  • A little bit of fluorine mixed in water prevents tooth decay
  • Hydrofluoric acid is used to make lightbulbs
  • Combines with hydrogen, chlorine, and carbon to use in refrigerating and air conditioning
  • Found in minerals, in earth’s crust and in some meteorites
  • Melting point of to become a liquid: -363 degrees Fahrenheit; Boiling point : - 307 degrees Fahrenheit
  • The solid form of Fluorine is Monoclinic
  • Usually spelled incorrectly as flourine
  • Fluorine reacts with basically every substance
  • Hydrofluoric acid is more potent than hydrochloric acid
Big image