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Chlorine

Chlorine

Chlorine (Cl2) is a pale greenish-yellow gas with a sharp, suffocating odor. It finds applications in water treatment, chemical manufacturing, paper bleaching, and disinfection due to its potent disinfectant and bleaching properties. Additionally, chlorine is a key ingredient in the production of various chemicals and chlorinated compounds.

Chemical Formula:

Cl2

CAS Number:

7782-50-5

Synonyms:

Cl2, Dichlorine, Molecular Chlorine

Characteristics

Molar Weight

70.9 g/mol

Melting Point

-101°C (-149.8°F)

Boiling Point

-34.04°C (-29.27°F)

Solubility

Density

Approximately 3.214 g/L at 0°C (32°F) and 1 atm pressure.

Forms

Chlorine is a pale greenish-yellow gas at room temperature.

Odor

It has a sharp, pungent, and suffocating odor.

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Water Treatment
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Paper Bleaching
  • Disinfection
  • Plastics Production
  • Textile Industry

Industries

  • Water Treatment
  • Chemical Industry
  • Paper and Pulp
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Textile Industry

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