cerium fluoride

cerium fluoride

[′sir·ē·əm ′flu̇r‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
CeF3 White hexagonal crystals, melting point 1460°C; used in arc carbons to increase the brilliance of carbon-arc lamps.
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