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chlorine


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chlorine  \Chlo"rine\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  pale  green,  greenish  yellow.  So 
  named  from  its  color.  See  {Yellow}.]  (Chem.) 
  One  of  the  elementary  substances,  commonly  isolated  as  a 
  greenish  yellow  gas,  two  and  one  half  times  as  heavy  as  air, 
  of  an  intensely  disagreeable  suffocating  odor,  and 
  exceedingly  poisonous.  It  is  abundant  in  nature,  the  most 
  important  compound  being  common  salt.  It  is  powerful 
  oxidizing,  bleaching,  and  disinfecting  agent.  Symbol  Cl 
  Atomic  weight,  35.4. 
 
  {Chlorine  family},  the  elements  fluorine,  chlorine,  bromine, 
  and  iodine,  called  the  {halogens},  and  classed  together 
  from  their  common  peculiarities. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chlorine 
  n  :  a  common  nonmetallic  element  belonging  to  the  halogens;  best 
  known  as  a  heavy  yellow  irritating  toxic  gas;  used  to 
  purify  water  and  as  a  bleaching  agent  and  disinfectant; 
  occurs  naturally  only  as  a  salt  (as  in  sea  water)  [syn:  {Cl}, 
  {atomic  number  17}] 
 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
 
  chlorine 
  Symbol:  Cl 
  Atomic  number:  17 
  Atomic  weight:  35.453 
  Halogen  element.  Poisonous  greenish-yellow  gas.  Occurs  widely  in  nature  as 
  sodium  chloride  in  seawater.  Reacts  directly  with  many  elements  and 
  compounds,  strong  oxidizing  agent.  Discovered  by  Karl  Scheele  in  1774. 
  Humphrey  David  confirmed  it  as  an  element  in  1810. 
 
 




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