An overview of the understanding of ions containing solely fluorine atoms

Maja Ponikvar-Svet, Kathleen F. Edwards, Joel F. Liebman

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We discuss in the current paper ions containing solely fluorine atoms, FU, F2 - and F3 -, their corresponding cationic and/or multiply charged counterparts. While the emphasis of the paper is on gas phase species, their energetics and reactions, aqueous solutions are also discussed. In particular, biomedical and analytical aspects of F- are also considered. The new trichotomy of convenience, anthropocentrism and folksonomy is also applied to the understanding of our fluorine-containing ions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-483
Number of pages13
JournalActa Chimica Slovenica
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Anomalous properties
  • Anthropocentrism and folksonomy
  • Biomedical and analytical aspects
  • Both anions and cations
  • Convenience
  • Energetics and reactions
  • Gas phase and aqueous solutions
  • Ionization potential (ionization energy) and electron affinity
  • IONS
  • Per and φ-fluoro effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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