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Meaning & Definition of Chlorine in English





1. A common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens

  • Best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas
  • Used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
  • Occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)
  • chlorine,
  • Cl,
  • atomic number 17

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Fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine are halogens.