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Bromine: an essential element

Bromine compounds are being used in key sectors such as water treatment, the reduction of mercury emissions, fire safety, energy storage and generation, production of pharmaceuticals and enhanced quality rubber. Bromine is part of the halogen group of the periodic table but is probably not as well-known as other elements in this group such as fluorine, used in toothpaste, chlorine, used in swimming pools and iodine, used in antiseptics.
Bromine’s chemical symbol is Br. It is a reddish-brown liquid and is never naturally found in its elemental form but rather in inorganic compounds, also known as bromides, and in natural organo-bromine compounds. These are found in soils, salts, air and seawater.

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