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trifluoride

[ trahy-floor-ahyd, -flawr-, -flohr- ]
/ traɪˈflʊər aɪd, -ˈflɔr-, -ˈfloʊr- /
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noun Chemistry.
a fluoride containing three atoms of fluorine.
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Origin of trifluoride

First recorded in 1840–50; tri- + fluoride
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How to use trifluoride in a sentence

  • There are small deposits of such things as bromine trifluoride, but these have no great importance.

    Uller Uprising|Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  • It sometimes appears combined with fluorine in chlorine trifluoride.

    Uller Uprising|Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  • In it are dissolved varying quantities of metallic and non-metallic fluorides, such as boron trifluoride, sodium fluoride, etc.

    Uller Uprising|Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
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