What does the name mean? The name has Greek origin. It comes from the word “Bromos”, which means stench. Which relates to the foul odor of the element.
Where was it discovered? By who? A student named Carl Lowig produced a strange liquid. He showed his chemistry professor, Leopold Gmelin, and they tried to recreate the element. Before they could, a man named Antoine J. Balard published a paper in 1826 describing the new element which he named Bromine.
Bromine is a reddish- brown liquid. It is the only nonmetallic element that is liquid at room temperature. Melting Point: -7.2 C Boiling Point: 58.78 C Density at 293 K: 3.119 g/mL
When in the form of Abundances of the bromide, it can be found element in different in salt springs and salt environments deposits. % in Universe 7×10-7% It can be found in the % in Sun N/A earth’s crust. % in Meteorites 0.00012% % in Earths Crust 0.0003% % in Oceans 0.0067% % in Humans 0.00029%
Can be used as an alternative to chlorine in swimming pools. Bromine compounds can be used as pesticides. Bromine used to be in unleaded fuel, but now are being tested in batteries for electric cars.
Bromine compounds are important ingredients in several medications. They’ve even been used to help treat pneumonia. Compounds of bromine are used in photo development in photography.
The atomic mass is 79.904 amu. It is a halogen. Electron Configuration: [Ar] 3d^10 4s^2 4p^5 Some veterinarians measure bromine levels as a treatment for dogs with epilepsy.