Chemical Elements History and Information Iodine

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

The Atomic Elements and Their Uses

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

Iodine I 53 126.9045

Discovered by Bernard Courtois of France in 1811. Extracted from natural brines and ashes of seaweed, it is one of the oldest disinfectants. Today "tincture of iodine" has been largely replaced by iodine complexed with polyvinyl pyrrolidine. Most table salt has iodine added to prevent goiter. Silver iodine is used for seeding clouds.

You Are Here: Trivia-Library Home » Chemical Elements: Their History and Uses » Chemical Elements History and Information Iodine
« Chemical Elements History and Information IndiumChemical Elements History and Information Iridium »
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ - By printing, downloading, or using you agree to our full terms. Review the full terms at the following URL: /disclaimer.htm