05 Sep Science Tuition – Chlorine Facts
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Hi and welcome back to your Science Tuition. We are glad to have such inquisitive students like you. Hope you are learning and practicing your everyday science.
Today, in your Science Tuition we are exploring the element called chlorine. As we all know chlorine is denoted with the symbol Cl and has the atomic number 17, so let’s start with our digging:
- Chlorine is the second lightest halogen gas after fluorine.
- Its common compounds are usually colorless, but in its standard form, it is present as a yellow-green gas.
- It’s melting point is -150.7 °F (-101.5 °C) and follows a boiling point of -29.27 °F (-34.04 °C).
- You all know the common compound of chlorine, its sodium chloride, commonly known as salt.
- It is the third most abundant element present in the earth’s ocean.
- Its oxidizing property is used for purifying water.
- The number of naturally occurring organic chlorine compounds is more than 2000.
- It took almost 200 years since the time of the discovery of chlorine gas for it to become recognized as an element.
- Chlorine is capable of joining with practically every element, producing a chloride.
- Chlorine is used industrially and commercially to fight infection and bacteria, and for bleaching or whitening of textiles.
- Due to it’s toxic properties, Chlorine was used as a chemical weapon during World War I according to the Royal Society of Chemistry.
- Swimming pools rely on chlorine to keep the water clean.
Hope you like these chlorine facts in your Science Tuition today. Wish to see you all soon, till then stay tuned.