Liquid Chlorine Gas

Liquid Chlorine Gas

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Chlorine is a chemical element with symbol Cl and atomic number 17. Chlorine is in the halogen and is the second lightest halogen after fluorine. The element is a yellow-green gas under standard conditions, where it forms diatomic molecules. It has the highest electron affinity and the third highest electro negativity of all the reactive elements; for this reason, chlorine is a strong oxidizing agent. Free chlorine is rare on Earth, and is usually a result of direct or indirect oxidation by oxygen.

  • In the production of PVC (a versatile plastic) by chlorination of ethylene
  • Pesticides and insecticides such as BHC and DDT
  • Solvents such as TCE, Chloromethane, Chlorobenzenes and Chlorotoluenes
  • Chlorofluorocarbons used in refrigeration and fire-fighting
  • Mono Chloro Acetic Acid (MCA), needed to make CMC used in textile processing
  • Hydrochloric acid, Chloro Sulphonic Acid, Metallic Chlorides & other chlorine based chemicals
  • Chlorinated paraffin wax, a plasticizer & chlorinated rubber paints
  • Drugs and pharmaceuticals
  • Bleaching of pulp and cotton textiles
  • Disinfection and water treatment