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Questions relating to hydrofluoric acid, for example its generation in nature or its use in lab contexts such as rock digestion.

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Why did the Laki eruption of 1783 produce so much fluorine?

The Laki fissure eruption of 1783/4 in Iceland was not particularly large or explosive, but it is infamous for the large quantities of fluorine (or hydrofluoric acid) and SO2 that it produced, and the ...