Chlorine – Most ubiquitous in everyday life


Chlorine is one of the most abundant naturally occurring chemical elements, playing an important and significant role in the manufacturing of thousands of products we depend on every day.

A pale green gas at normal temperature and pressure, chlorine is highly reactive and not found as a gas in nature. Instead, it appears as naturally occurring organochlorine compounds and salts.

Liquid chlorine is a clear amber-coloured mobile fluid and about one-and-one-half times the weight of water.

It evaporates extremely rapidly when spilled, one volume of liquid forming 460 volumes of gas and as a result, a liquid chlorine leak may be extremely hazardous as the quantity of chlorine given out is many times greater than that from a gaseous leak.

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