Chemical Element

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Chemical Element

Atomic Number:17Atomic Mass35.435Melting Point:-100.98Boiling Point:-34.6Protons:17Electrons:17Neutrons:18Color:greenish-yellow

ChlorineSymbol:Cl

HISTORYChlorine was first produced in Sweden by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1774. It wasn't named until 1810 by Sir Humphry Davy.

Common Uses-purify water-paper-medicines-solvents and paints-clean swimming pools-bleaches for fabrics

Bizarre FactChlorine gas was used as a chemical weapon during World War I. Chlorine is heavier than air and would form a deadly layer in low-lying foxholes and trenches.

Intresting Facts-Chlorine is a gas-It is not a found freely in nature but is derived from salt.-It is a toxic gas which will irritate the respiratory system.-On the periodic table Chlorine is in the halogen group-Earth's oceans contain a large amount of chlorine

sodium chloride (NaCl)

hydrogen chloride (HCl)

Compounds:Hydrogen Chloride -dyes -fertilizersSodium Chloride -cleaning objects -table salt


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