Characteristics of Chlorine
Chlorine is greenish yellow gas with a characteristic pungent odor. Although not classified as an explosive gas, chlorine will react explosively or form an explosive compound when combined with substances like acetylene, ether, turpentine, ammonia, hydrogen, and fuel gas.
Chlorine derivatives are commonly used for their disinfectant properties. Chlorine is highly toxic. The toxins take their route through the lungs, irritating the respiratory tract. High doses of chlorine gas can cause death quickly.
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