uranium hexafluoride


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

Origin of uranium hexafluoride

1
First recorded in 1940–45

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How to use uranium hexafluoride in a sentence

  • Uranium appears as uranium hexafluoride, all ready for the diffusion process.

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

British Dictionary definitions for uranium hexafluoride

uranium hexafluoride

/ (ˌhɛksəˈflʊəˌraɪd) /


noun
  1. 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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