Fluorine vs Halogen - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between fluorine and halogen

is that fluorine is (uncountable) the chemical element (symbol f) with an atomic number of 9 while halogen is (chemistry) any element of group 7, ie fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine, which form a salt by direct union with a metal.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

fluorine

English

Noun

(wikipedia fluorine)
  • (uncountable) The chemical element (symbol F) with an atomic number of 9.
  • (chemistry, countable) A fluorine atom.
  • an octahedron of fluorines

    Derived terms

    * fluorian * fluo- * fluor-, fluoro- * fluoride * fluorinate * fluorination * * * fluorine dating * fluorine method * fluorine oxide * fluorine test

    See also

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    halogen

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chemistry) Any element of group 7, i.e. fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine, which form a salt by direct union with a metal.