the Properties of Chlorine? Definition of Chlorine
What is the definition of
Chlorine? It is a
highly irritating, greenish-yellow
gaseous halogen, capable of combining with nearly all other elements, produced
principally by electrolysis of sodium chloride. The
Chemical Properties are the
characteristics of a substance, like Chlorine, which distinguishes it from any
other substance. Most common substances exist as
States of Matter as solids, liquids, gases and plasma. Refer to the article on
Chlorine for additional information and facts about this substance.
- What are the Physical Properties of Chlorine?
What are the Physical
Properties of Chlorine? The Physical properties of Chlorine are the characteristics
that can be observed without changing the substance into another
substance. Physical properties are usually those that can be observed using our
senses such as color, luster, freezing point, boiling point, melting point, density, hardness and odor. The Physical Properties of Chlorine are as follows:
What are the Physical Properties of Chlorine?
||About two and one-half
times as dense as air
||Is soluble in water. Its
aqueous solution is called chlorine water which consists of a
mixture of chlorine, hydrochloric acid, and hypochlorous acid
||The boiling point of
chlorine is –34.05°C
||The melting point is
Chlorine Properties - What are the Chemical Properties of Chlorine?
What are the Chemical
Properties of Chlorine?
They are the characteristics that
determine how it will react with other substances or change from
one substance to another. The better we know the nature of the substance the
better we are able to understand it. Chemical properties are only observable during a
chemical reaction. Reactions to substances may be brought
about by changes brought about by burning, rusting, heating, exploding, tarnishing
etc. The Chemical
Properties of Chlorine are as follows:
What are the Chemical Properties of Chlorine?
||PVC, hydrochloric acid and
Sodium chloride (table salt)
Reactivity with metals
||Most metals react with dry
chlorine only upon heating
||Alkali metals react with
chlorine by combustion when tiny amounts of moisture are present
||Specific mixtures of
chlorine and hydrogen can be explosive
||It forms the oxides Cl2O,
ClO2, O2O6, Cl2O7,
and Cl2O8, as well as hypochlorites (salts of
hypochlorous acid), chlorites and chlorates
Info about Chlorine Properties
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