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bromine


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bromine  \Bro"mine\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  bad  smell,  stink.  Cf  {Brome}.] 
  (Chem.) 
  One  of  the  elements,  related  in  its  chemical  qualities  to 
  chlorine  and  iodine.  Atomic  weight  79.8.  Symbol  Br  It  is  a 
  deep  reddish  brown  liquid  of  a  very  disagreeable  odor, 
  emitting  a  brownish  vapor  at  the  ordinary  temperature.  In 
  combination  it  is  found  in  minute  quantities  in  sea  water, 
  and  in  many  saline  springs.  It  occurs  also  in  the  mineral 
  bromyrite. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bromine 
  n  :  a  nonmetallic  largely  pentavalent  heavy  volatile  corrosive 
  dark  brown  liquid  element  belonging  to  the  halogens; 
  found  in  sea  water  [syn:  {Br},  {atomic  number  35}] 
 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
 
  bromine 
  Symbol:  Br 
  Atomic  number:  35 
  Atomic  weight:  79.909 
  Halogen  element.  Red  volatile  liquid  at  room  temperature.  Its  reactivity 
  is  somewhere  between  chlorine  and  iodine.  Harmful  to  human  tissue  in  a 
  liquid  state,  the  vapour  irritates  eyes  and  throat.  Discovered  in  1826  by 
  Antoine  Balard. 
 
 




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