Bromine

Atomic number: 35

Symbol: Br

Category: halogen

Density at 25°C: liquid/gas:

It's bromine not bro -mine. Actually it is a halogen, so it means it is pretty reactive element like chlorine. In fact it is described as a fuming brown liquid. It's not found free in nature but rather bound up in minerals or as ions Br-

Vile of bromine. image: adapted from wikipedia


Use, natural applications or common combinations: 

  • Part of fire retardant chemical
  • Special medical uses
  • Dyes
  • The symbol Br is used as part of the title art work for the tv series Breaking Bad


Basic characteristics:

  • Standard atomic weight: [79.901, 79.907]
  • Melting point:  -7.2 °C
  • Boiling point: 58.8 °C
  • Radioactivity: almost all stable
    • some synthetic isotopes with short half lives