Is fluorine attracted to metal?

1 Answer
Jan 25, 2016


Do you mean to ask "does fluorine form #M-F# bonds?" The answer is yes.


Fluorine is regarded as the most oxidizing element on the Periodic Table. It can certainly oxidize a variety of metals. Its reactivity is so dramatic that often its chemistry is only attempted by specialist chemists (i.e. chemists who only deal with #F_2#); they would do this chemistry very carefully, and with small quantities of reactants (why?).