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Properties of Matter Element Card 5, Lesson 21



Melting point

-101° C

Boiling point

-34° C


0.0032 g/cm³



Other physical properties


Chemical properties

Chlorine is reactive, very corrosive, and very poisonous.


Chlorine forms crystalline compounds with metals. the most common compound containing chlorine is sodium chloride (table salt). Chlorine reacts explosively with hydrogen to form hydrogen chloride, which, when dissolved in water, produces hydrochloric acid.


Chlorine kills microbes in tap water and swimming pools. It is also a raw material used in the manufacture of plastics.


Chlorine is made by the electrolysis of sodium chloride solution.


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Chlorine is a highly poisonous, colored gas.










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