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Bromine

atomic number of bromine, leaded gasoline, dibromoethane, Bromides, VIIa

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Bromine, symbol Br, poisonous element that at room temperature is a dark, reddish-brown liquid. In group 17 (or VIIa) of the periodic table, bromine is one of the halogens. The atomic number of bromine is 35.

Uses

Bromine has been used in the preparation of certain dyes and of dibromoethane (commonly, ethylene bromide), a constituent of antiknock fluid for leaded gasoline. Bromides are used in photographic compounds and in natural gas and oil production.



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atomic number of bromine, leaded gasoline, dibromoethane, Bromides, VIIa, halogens, periodic table, oil production, room temperature, natural gas, Uses, group

 
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