Chemical Elements History and Information Bromine

About the chemical element Bromine, its symbol, atomic number and weight, who discovered it and when.

The Atomic Elements and Their Uses

(Element) (Symbol) (Atomic number) (Atomic weight)

Bromine Br 35 79.904

Isolated by Antoine Balard of France in 1826. Bromine and mercury are the only two elements that are liquid at room temperature. Ninety-five percent of the bromine mined is consumed in the manufacture of the antiknock fuel additive ethylene dibromide. Another bromine compound, methyl bromide, is used as a pesticide and fumigant, despite the fact that contact with the skin causes severe poisoning.

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