uranium hexafluoride


noun Chemistry.

a colorless, water-insoluble, crystalline, volatile solid, UF6, used in its gaseous state in separating uranium 235 from uranium.

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Origin of uranium hexafluoride

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for uranium hexafluoride

uranium hexafluoride
/ (ˌhɛksəˈflʊəˌraɪd) /

noun

a compound used in the process of uranium enrichment that produces fissile material for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Formula: UF 6
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