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The history of Chlorine

Chlorine was discovered in 1774 by Carl Wihelm Scheele.

Humphry Davy proposed and confirmed chlorine to bean elemt in 1810, and also named the element.

The atomic number of Chlorine is 17.

The atomic symbol is Cl.

The atomic weight is 35.45

Chlorines group is 17.

Chlorines period is 3.

The color is yellowish green.

The uses of Chlorine

Most chlorine is used in the manufacture of chlorinated cleaning compouds, pulp, bleaching, disnfectants, and textile processing.

Manufacture of chlorates, chloroorm, carbon tetrachloride.

Used for the extraction of bromine.

PVC pipe used to provide safe drinking water.

Chlorine is in most pools around the world for swimming.


Chlorine is a yellow gas which combines directly with nearly all elements.

The gas irritates the mucous membranes and the liquid burns the skin.


Human's beings have about half of their weight fillied with chlorine.

Chlorine gas is very toxic because of it's strong oxidizing nature.

Low concentrations of chlorine gas attack eyes, throats, and lungs with painful effects.

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All values should be treated with some caution.

Chlorine is never found in nature as the free gas.


The bond energy in the gaseous diatomic species Cl is 242.580+0.004kj.

Interesting facts about Chlorine

Chlorine is produced from ordinary salt.

Chlorine-based pool and spa disinctants help keep recreational waters safe by destroying waterborne pathogens that can result in illnesses.

Chlorine helps provide safe and abundant food by protectibng crops from pests and keeping kitchen counters and other food-contract surfaces disinfected.

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