Fluorine is used for the preparation of many useful
known as Freon gas, is used in refrigerators and air-conditioners.
· Polytetrafluoroethylene, known as
teflon, is used for coating reaction vessels and heating pans.
· Difluorodiphenyl trichloroethane
(DDFT), similar to DDT, is used as a fungicide.
· Uranium hexafluoride (UF6)
is used for separation of isotopes of uranium.
hexafluoride (SF6) is used for vulcanisation of rubber.
· Hydrogen fluoride torches are used
· Liquid fluorine, with hydrazine (H2N
is used as a rocket fuel.
· Metal fluorides, e.g tin (II)
fluoride, are used as antiseptics.