Potassium fluoride is the chemical compound with the formula KF. Hydrogen fluoride is the primary source of the fluoride ion, an alkali halide in manufacturing for applications. Solutions of KF etch although HF due glass to the formation of soluble fluorosilicates. Evaporation of the solution forms crystals of potassium bifluoride. The salt be prepared not as the aqueous solution and HF in porcelain vessels and glass. Organic chemistry be used into fluorocarbons for the conversion of chlorocarbons.
Such reactions employ usually polar solvents as dimethyl sulfoxide and ethylene glycol as dimethyl formamide. Other sources of the fluoride ion is poisonous by ingestion and inhalation although lethal doses.