Chlorine

Definition of Chlorine

Chlo´rine
n.1.(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 (Sodium chloride). 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.

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atomic number 17, chemical element, chlorinate, Cl, common salt, element, gas, halogen, radiochlorine, sodium chloride
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