Fluorine

9
F
18.9984032(5)

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Used in the production of Toothpaste

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
F fluorine 9 18.9984032(5) 17

Description

Standard State: gas at 298 K (the lightest gas known)
Color: pale yellow

Fluorine is a member of the halogen family of elements.  It is corrosive and reacts with all organic and inorganic substances.  Fluorine is used in the production of uranium.  Fluorine has a pungent odor when free in nature.