CHLORINE

By Jack Chase

Properties

Chemical Symbol: Cl

Atomic Number: 17

Atomic Mass: 35,453

Period: 3

Group/Family: Halogen 7

Nonmetal

Similar to Flourine and Bromine

Fun Facts

- Boiling point is at -30.279997 degrees F. It melts at -149.764 degrees F

- Used in pools, bleach and purifying water

- It costs $0.15 per 100g

- Discovered by Carl Willhelm Scheele

- Origin of name: Greek word khloros (green)

- It is a greenish-yellow color

More Fun Facts

- Chlorine weighs more than air
- This is the 6th most abundant element on the planet
- Exposure to chlorine can be deadly even in small amounts
- This was used as a chemical weapon long ago in WW1
- Chlorine irritates the eyes, skin and lungs
- Chlorine is not found free in nature

Works Cited


"Chemical Elements.com - An Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements." Chemical Elements.com - An Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 June 2015.


"The Periodic Table." Periodic Table of Elements and Chemistry. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 June 2015.