Fluorination

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Definition

Fluorination is the chemical process of adding the element fluorine into a molecule. Fluorine has atomic number 9 and is in group 17, the halogens. Fluorination is a kind of halogenation. This periodic table is from wikimedia commons and shows Fluorine's position at the top of the Halogens (group 17).

Applications

  • surface energy (link to paper)
  • plastics

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halogenation