Halogens

Group 17

What are Halogens and Where are they found?

Halogens consist of the elements Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine, and Astatine. All of these elements are toxic and non-metallic. Halogens are the only group of elements that contain three of the four states of matter at standard temperature and pressure. All of these Halogens form acids when bonded with Hydrogen. These elements can be found in the Earths crust.

What can Halogens be used for?

Haloegns have many uses. These include toothpaste, vitamin supplements, baby formula, disinfectants, and insecticides.