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What Is Sulfur Hexafluoride? ;
Sulfur hexafluoride is a colorless, odorless, non-toxic gas. It is a greenhouse gas, six times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. It is used in the electric power industry to help insulate electrical transmission lines and equipment.
General Properties of Sulfur Hexafluoride
Sulfur hexafluoride is a colorless gas with a pungent, disagreeable odor. It is nonflammable and insoluble in water. Sulfur hexafluoride is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential (GWP) of 22,000 times greater than carbon dioxide.
Uses of Sulfur Hexafluoride
Sulfur hexafluoride gas has a number of important uses. It is a very effective insulator of electricity, which makes it useful in electrical equipment and wiring. It is also used as a tracer gas in leak detection, because it is very easy to detect its presence. Sulfur hexafluoride is also used in the production of some types of semiconductors.