Bromine trifluoride is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is BrF3. It contains bromine and fluoride ions. The bromine is in its +3 oxidation state.
Properties[change | change source]
It is a yellow liquid. It absorbs water. It reacts when it is placed in water. It can be dissolved in concentrated sulfuric acid. It conducts electricity. It can dissolve other fluorides.
Preparation[change | change source]
It is made by reacting cold fluorine with bromine. Hot fluorine makes bromine pentafluoride.
Uses[change | change source]
It is used to make uranium hexafluoride for uranium making. This makes the uranium able to explode in an atomic bomb.