is an essential trace element for the organism; it is also the most reactive
element on the periodic table. This characteristic makes fluorine unusable in
its pure form, however its chemical compounds offer potential and a multitude
of applications, both industrially and medically. Extensively used in its BaSO4
form, fluorine is a key element in the nuclear industry, it is mainly used in
the production of uranium hexafluoride.
- Production of plastics
- Manufacture of drugs and dental hygiene products