Chlorine meaning

klôrēn, -ĭn
A highly irritating, greenish-yellow halogen element, existing as a diatomic gas, Cl2 , and capable of combining with nearly all other elements, produced principally by electrolysis of sodium chloride and used widely to purify water, as a disinfectant and bleaching agent, and in the manufacture of many important compounds including chlorates, sodium hypochlorite, and chloroform. Atomic number 17; atomic weight 35.453; freezing point −100.5°C; boiling point −34.04°C; specific gravity 1.56 (−33.6°C); valence 1, 3, 5, 7.
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A greenish-yellow, poisonous, gaseous chemical element, one of the halogens, having a disagreeable odor and obtained by electrolysis of certain chlorides: it is used as a bleaching agent, in water purification, in various industrial processes, etc.: symbol, Cl; at. no. 17
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A greenish-yellow, gaseous element of the halogen group that can combine with most other elements and is found chiefly in combination with the alkali metals as chlorates and chlorides. Chlorine is highly irritating and poisonous. It is used in purifying water, as a disinfectant and bleach, and in the manufacture of numerous chemical compounds. Atomic number 17; atomic weight 35.453; freezing point −100.98°C; boiling point −34.6°C; specific gravity 1.56 (−33.6°C); valence 1, 3, 5, 7.
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A toxic, green, gaseous chemical element (symbol Cl) with an atomic number of 17.
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Origin of chlorine

  • Coined by Sir Humphry Davy from Ancient Greek χλωρός (khlōros, “pale green”)

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