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HF adds to acetylene to give vinyl fluoride. A variety of catalysts are used: Hg, Al, Sn, Zn fluorides.

1,1-Difluoroethane is a major byproduct, but this can be cracked (HF elimination) to vinyl fluoride.

Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)

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Acetylene     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Hydrogen fluoride     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Vinyl fluoride     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming

Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Addition: Electrophilic
British A-Level Chemistry: AS
Industrial Process: Organic

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