reply to post by Corruption Exposed
Okay Corruption Exposed - I see where the problem is.
I have read some of your posts and I think you are a reasonably intelligent person. For this reason, I will try to correct some of what I think,
might be a misperception on your part.
I think the problem you are having here is that you really don’t know what the terms “organic” and “inorganic” really mean. The term
“organic” has been misused to the extent that people think it means “natural, good for you, healthy, environmentally friendly”.
In fact, the term Organic simply means that the compound/molecule/material is comprised of or has some carbon in it. Carbon is the building block of
life. Oil has carbon in it. It is organic. It is natural but it is not necessarily good for you, healthy, or environmentally friendly. (I am
referring here to oil drawn from the earth and made into a petrochemical)
The term Inorganic means exactly the opposite. The compound/molecule/material is comprised of elements but does not include Carbon. An example is
metals like salt, magnesium, calcium, copper, chromium, nickel and iron.
I am posting a link here for the periodic table. www.ptable.com...
You will find the element F (number 9) on the periodic table. This is pure fluorine (unbonded from anything else). There is a lot of information
about fluorine. Mostly you should remember that F is a halogen gas. It doesn't occur naturally in great quantities in nature. Mostly, you will find
it bonded with something else. It bonds quite easily will almost all the other elements. When a F is combined with another element, it is called a
In this case, we are interested in two other elements - Sodium (Na) found as number 9 on the periodic table and Calcium (Ca) found as number 12 on the
Now, you seem to be under the impression that Sodium Fluoride is inorganic and is therefore manmade and unhealthy, while Calcium Fluoride is organic,
of the earth and healthy.
Calcium is an alkali earth metal and is inorganic Sodium is simply an alkali metal and is inorganic. Fluorine is a halogen and is inorganic.
Combined - both of these compounds are inorganic! The chemical formula for both says its all NaF and CaF. No carbon – its inorganic!
I have seen many references to organic fluorine and the best I can figure out is that they are talking about Fluorine bonded with an organic
Now, if you examine the solubility rules for halides (this is the degree to which the molecules will dissolve in water), Calcium Fluoride is far far
less toxic because it only partially dissolves in water. Sodium Fluoride on the other hand is highly soluble
As a matter of fact - the solubility of calcium fluoride is only 8 ppm. All alkali metal salts (like sodium) are completely soluble. Now the fact
is, people are going to drink a solid (or eat it for that matter) to any great quantity. But water that has sodium fluoride dissolved in it can be
highly toxic and it looks clear just like water.
Now in practical terms, there is no reasonable means of harvesting naturally occurring sodium fluoride from water. It is far more practical to mine
calcium fluoride and hydrolyse it to produce sodium fluoride. So I can understand where you get the idea that sodium fluoride doesn't occur
naturally but I assure you that it most certainly does!
Occurrence The mineral fluorite, a common mineral and chief source of fluoride for commercial applications. Solutions of inorganic fluorides in
water contain F− and bifluoride HF2−. Few inorganic fluorides are soluble in water without undergoing significant hydrolysis. In terms of its
reactivity, fluoride differs significantly from chloride and other halides, and is more strongly solvated due to its smaller radius/charge ratio. Its
closest chemical relative is hydroxide. When relatively unsolvated, fluoride anions are called "naked". Naked fluoride is a very strong lewis
base. The presence of fluoride and its compounds can be detected by 19F NMR spectroscopy. Natural occurrence Many fluoride minerals are known, but
of paramount commercial importance are fluorite and fluorapatite. Fluoride is usually found naturally in low concentration in drinking water and
foods. The concentration in seawater averages 1.3 parts per million (ppm). Fresh water supplies generally contain between 0.01–0.3 ppm, whereas the
ocean contains between 1.2 and 1.5 ppm. In some locations, the fresh water contains dangerously high levels of fluoride, leading to serious health
Now I am not a stupid person. I understand that waste pickle liquor form the steel-making industry is what is used to fluoridate water. And I also
understand that there is an ick factor there. But NaF is NaF – whether is a brand new che