Definitions for "Bromine"
One of the halogen 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.
A chemical element that exists as a liquid in its elemental form or as a part of a chemical compound which is an oxidant and a biocidal agent used to disinfect pool or spa water.
Bromine is the only liquid nonmetallic element. It is a heavy, volatile, mobile, dangerous reddish-brown liquid. The red vapor has a strong unpleasant odor and the vapor irritates the eyes and throat. It causes severe burns upon contact with the skin. In concetrated form, it is a serious health hazard, and maximum safety precautions should be taken when handling it. Bromine is used in agricultural chemicals, dyestuffs, chemical intermediates and flame-retardants. Most is used to prepare 1,2-dibromoethane, which is used as an anti-knock agent in combustion engines. Bromine is obtained by treating brines from wells in Michigan and Arkansas with chlorine, or through extraction from seawater. Chemical formula = Br. Molecular weight = 79.90 g/mol.
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Highly reactive ingredient used in flame-proofing agents (called brominated flame retardants), dyes and medicine. In its basic form bromine is a strong skin irritant, and can damage the respiratory system.
one of several chemicals that yield hypobromous acid when added to water. (N)