Fluorine (F)

Atomic Number: 9

Atomic Mass: 18.998404 amu

Cost: $1.90/1g

Slogan: Fluorine florine, will you be mine? you make my teeth and bones stronger, so I can walk and talk for longer. Oh Fluorine.

Common use for element: Used for centuries welding metals and frosting glass

before it became isolated. Then it was used for creating bombs, like the atom bomb,

in World War II.

Interesting Facts: The name Fluorine came from the Latin word ‘fluere’ which

means to flow. It is sometimes added to drinking water and toothpaste because it makes animals bones and teeth stronger. Too much fluorine is toxic.

Who discovered it and when: Henri Moissan, 1886.

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