Definition of "uranyl" [u•ra•nyl]

  • (noun) The divalent radical UO22+.

Use "uranyl" in a sentence

  • "When UF6 comes into contact with water, such as water vapor in the air, the UF6 and water react, forming corrosive hydrogen fluoride (HF) and a uranium-fluoride compound called uranyl fluoride (UO2F2)."
  • "When UF6 comes into contact with water, such as water vapor in the air, the UF6 and water react, forming corrosive HF and a uranium-fluoride compound called uranyl fluoride (UO2F2)."
  • "This makes the uranyl ion less kidney-toxic and promotes excretion of the nontoxic uranium-carbonate complex."

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