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(Cl) [klorn]
a gaseous chemical element, atomic number 17, atomic weight 35.453. (See Appendix 6.) It is a disinfect
ant, decolorizer,and irritant poison. It is used for disinfecting, fumigating, and bleaching, either in an aque
ous solution or in the form of chlorinated lime.

chlorine (Cl),
(klr'n), Do not confuse this word with chlorin.
1. A greenish, toxic, gaseous element; atomic no. 17, atomic wt. 35.4527; a halogen used as a disinfecta
nt andbleaching agent in the form of hypochlorite or of chlorine water, because of its oxidizing power.
2. The molecular form of chlorine (1), Cl2 (dichloride).
[G. chloros, greenish yellow]

chlorine (Cl)
a yellowish green gaseous element of the halogen group. Its atomic number is 17; its atomic weight mass
is 35.453. Ithas a strong, distinctive odor; is irritating to the respiratory tract; and is poisonous if ingested o
r inhaled. It occurs innature chiefly as a component of sodium chloride in sea water and in salt deposits. It
is used as a bleach and as adisinfectant to purify water for drinking or for use in swimming pools. Chlorine
compounds in general use include manysolvents, cleaning fluids, and chloroform. Most of the solvents an
d cleaning fluids containing chlorine are toxic wheninhaled or ingested. Chloroform was formerly in gener
al use as an anesthetic.
[klawr-een, -in, klohr-]
Spell Syllables
a halogen element, a heavy, greenish-yellow, incombustible, water-soluble, poisonous gas t
hat is highly irritating to the respiratory organs,obtained chiefly by electrolysis of sodium chl
oride brine: used for waterpurification, in the making of bleaching powder, and in the manuf
actureboth of chemicals that do not contain chlorine, as ethylene glycol, andof those that do
. Symbol: Cl; atomic weight: 35.453; atomic number:17.