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?
(uncountable) The chemical element (symbol F) with an atomic number of 9.
(chemistry, countable) A fluorine atom.
- an octahedron of fluorines
* fluor-, fluoro-
* fluorine dating
* fluorine method
* fluorine oxide
* fluorine test
(chemistry) Any element of group 7, i.e. fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine, which form a salt by direct union with a metal.