Strontium difluoride

  • Formula: SrF2
  • Hill system formula: F2Sr1
  • CAS registry number: [7783-48-4]
  • Formula weight: 125.617
  • Class: fluoride
  • Colour: white
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 1477°C
  • Boiling point: 2460°C
  • Density: 4240 kg m-3

The following are some synonyms of strontium difluoride:

  • strontium difluoride
  • strontium(II) fluoride
  • strontium fluoride

The oxidation number of strontium in strontium difluoride is 2.


Strontium fluoride is made by the fluorination of strontium dichloride

SrCl2(s) + F2(g) → SrF2(s)

Element analysis

The table shows element percentages for SrF2 (strontium difluoride).

Element %
F 30.25
Sr 69.75

Isotope pattern for SrF2

The chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula SrF2 with the most intense ion set to 100%.


The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

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