uranium hexafluoride


uranium hexafluoride
noun
: a pale yellow deliquescent crystalline compound UF6 that sublimes at 56.5°C, that is made usually from uranium tetrafluoride or uranium by direct action of fluorine, and that is used in the gaseous diffusion process for separation of uranium 235 from ordinary uranium

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Chem.
a colorless, water-insoluble, crystalline, volatile solid, UF6, used in its gaseous state in separating uranium 235 from uranium.
[1940-45]

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uranium hexafluoride noun
A volatile compound of uranium with fluorine, used in the gaseous diffusion process for separating the uranium isotopes
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