Potassium hydrogen difluoride
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|Molar mass||78.103 g/mol|
|Melting point||238.7 °C (461.7 °F; 511.8 K)|
|24.5 g/100 mL (0 °C) |
30.1 g/100mL (10 °C)
39.2 g/100 mL (20 °C)
114.0 g/100 mL (80 °C)
|Solubility||soluble in ethanol|
|45.56 J/(mol K) |
Std enthalpy of
|Toxic (T), Corrosive (C)|
|S-phrases (outdated)||S22-26, S37-45|
|Flash point||non flammable|
|Sodium bifluoride, ammonium bifluoride|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Potassium bifluoride is the inorganic compound with the formula KHF2. This colourless salt consists of the potassium cation and the bifluoride (HF2−) anion. The salt is used in etchant for glass. Sodium bifluoride is related and is also of commercial use as an etchant as well as in cleaning products.
Potassium bifluoride, as its name indicates, contains a bifluoride, or hydrogen(difluoride) anion: HF2−. This centrosymmetric triatomic anion features the strongest known hydrogen bond, with a F−H length of 114 pm, and a bond energy greater than 155 kJ mol−1.
The salt was prepared by Edmond Frémy who decomposed it to generate, for the first time, hydrogen fluoride. Potassium bifluoride is prepared by treating potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide with hydrofluoric acid: