Also Known As Tetrafluoroboric Acid And Borofluoric Acid
About Fluoroboric Acid
Fluoroboric Acid is slightly ambiguous as it does not exist in the absence of a solvent. The name Fluoroboric Acid may refer to a range of compounds depending upon the solvent, which could be any Lewis base, including water and diethyl ether. Though aqueous Fluoroboric Acid is often represented by the simplified formula HBF4, several water molecules are actually required to solvate the proton, so a more precise representation would be the formula [H(H2O)n]+[BF4]−.
It is a strong acid of variable pKa values depending upon the solvent. It is used as a precursor to fluoroborate salts, as a catalyst in organic chemistry reactions (e.g. alkylation and polymerization), and electroplating of tin and tin alloys.
Fluoroboric Acid Offerings at Lab Alley
Common Uses and Applications
- Precursor to fluoroborate salts
- Aluminum etching
- Acid pickling
Industries that use Fluoroboric Acid
- Laboratory Solvent
- Electronics Industry
- Metal Refining/Processing