uranium hexafluoride

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uranium hexafluoride

[yə′rā·nē·əm ¦hek·sə′flu̇r‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
UF6 Highly toxic, radioactive, corrosive, colorless crystals; soluble in carbon tetrachloride, fluorocarbons, and liquid halogens; it reacts vigorously with alcohol, water, ether, and most metals, and it sublimes; used to separate uranium isotopes in the gaseous-diffusion process.