Chlorine

17
Cl
35.4527(9)

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Chlorine is used in Bleach Products.

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
Cl Chlorine 17 35.4527(9) 17

Description

Standard State: gas at 298 K
Color: yellowish green

Chlorine is only found in nature in a combined state usually with sodium in the form of salt (NaCl).  Chlorine is also used to produce drinking water, petroleum products, disinfectants and other products.  Chlorine is a respiratory irritant, which when inhaled it burns the membranes in the lungs causing a burning sensation.