Image of Bromine: The third-lightest halogen atom with many applications (eg. pesticides)
Facts about Bromine:
- Bromine: Brown colour liquid. Pungent odour at standard conditions
- Fun fact about Bromine: Bromine can be extracted through sea water!!!
- Chemical symbol: Br
- Atomic number: 35
A crystal structure containing Bromine:
Image showing Bromine atoms (brown spheres) bonded together as Br2
Facts about this structure:
- Formula: Br2
- Structure name: Bromine
- Fun fact about the structure: This structure was published in the year 1936.
- ICSD Number: 1600075 (Find out more about the ICSD database)
- Associated publication: Vonnegut, B.E. Warren, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1936, 58, 2459. DOI: 10.1021/ja01303a030
Bromine is a fairly abundant element and very harmful to the atmosphere. This element is found in sea water, natural brines and salt-lake evaoprates. It is the only non-metal element to exist in the liquid form at room temperature. Methyl-bromide (used as fumigant) is the largest source of ozone-depleting bromine. The first crystal structure of the Bromine (Br2) was published in the year 1936.
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A visualisation showing the structure containing Bromine alongside other structures published in the same scientific article: