Element Project: Chlorine

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Element Project: Chlorine

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Element ProjectChlorine


-twentieth most abundant element- comes from the Greek word chloros which means greenish yellow-1% of the UK's electricity used to be used for making Chlorine

Discovered in 1810 by Sir Humphry Davy, a famous scientist. He disovered several other elements.

Fun Facts


-Part of the Halogens family: Iodine, Flourine, BromineAll are highly reactive, nonmetals. They gain electrons quickly and can exist in all three states of matter.


Atomic Mass: 35.453Density: 3.214gRoom Temp: 25°CBoiling Point: -34.04°CMelting Point: -101.5°C-Has a greenish-yellow color-Forms with metals, alkali metals, and alkali earth metals-Chlorine is a very reactive element

Chlorine is found naturally in a combined state only. Found in the ocean as sodium chloride (also known as table salt). It is made from sodium chloride.

Element Origin

Chemical Properties

Blashfield, Jean F. Chlorine. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2002. Print.Knapp, Brian J., David Woodroffe, and David A. Hardy. Elements. Danbury, CT: Grolier Educational, 1996. Print.Watt, Susan. Chlorine. New York: Benchmark, 2002. Print."Chlorine." Pictures, Stories, and Facts about the Element in the Periodic Table. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2015.



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