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silicon tetrafluoride[′sil·ə·kən ¦te·trə′flu̇r‚īd]
SiF4 A colorless, suffocating gas absorbed readily by water, in which it decomposes; boiling point, -86°C; used in chemical analysis and to make fluosilicic acid. Also known as silicon fluoride.
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