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What is the connection between fluorite and fluorine that is used in toothpaste?

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asked Aug 29, 2016 by Pat Curran Torpie (120 points)

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Flouride is an anion of florine and is used in water supplies and toothpaste to prevent tooth decay. 

Fluorite is CaF2. Fluorite is a mineral  form of CaF2 which forms crystals. It is also called fluorspar. The crystals are colorless if pure but impurities cause brilliant color variation.

answered Aug 30, 2016 by Weasel (35,750 points)
So there is no relationship?   Or are they somehow connected.

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