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Footnotes:

One of the "family" of halogen gases (iodine and bromine are in the same family).

Used in water purification.

Used to make bleaching powder, disinfectants and antiseptics.

Also used to make some explosives, poison gases and pesticides.

 

 

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The Properties of Gases

 

Chlorine gas

Physical Properties

Chemical Properties

Chlorine gas

Colour

Greenish-yellow

Odour

Pungent odour
Poisonous

Density compared to air (heavier or lighter)

Heavier than air

Solubility in water

Soluble in water. Reacts with water to form an acid.

Burning

Does not support combustion.

Moist pH paper

Shows a strong acidic reaction.

Red rose petals

Would bleach and lose their colour.

Specific test

None

 

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