Bromine

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Bromine, Br, chemical number 35, is a liquid in the halogen group of the periodic table, all of the halogens are extremely reactive, bromine is no exception, if you put bromine in a bowl, then add some aluminum, you basically get a nice little bowl of hell. Left alone, bromine will start to sublime into a toxic orange smoke. In liquid state it's a dark red-brown color, but if disolved into water, it becomes a pleasent light orange.

Bromine has very limited uses commercially, except some rare chemical compounds, and as a pool chemical.

There is a small amount of disolved bromine compounds in sea water, which can be isolated through a process of bubbling chlorine gas through it to free bromine from chemical bonds, then using a cooled surface to condense the vapors.

These are my samples!

Solution of Bromine

This is mostly water, colored deep orange by bromine. Sadly it's very difficult to purify the bromine much further, but this was pretty and a fairly good example of bromine, so I sealed some up in a glass tube.

Date added(year-month-day):20110802, sample number:50

Tags(Elements in sample):bromine

Bromine

This is a tiny ampoule of homemade bromine, made by mixing pool bromine (sodium bromide) with hydrochloric acid, resulting in a pure solution of bromine in water, which I then distilled by vaporizing the bromine off to get this tiny little drop of bromine, which by the looks of it, is incredibly pure for my awful methods. I'm very proud of my bromine.

Date added(year-month-day):20110726, sample number:26

Tags(Elements in sample):bromine

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