Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 21 – bromine (Br2).
Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should:
- Always wear appropriate PPE including eye protection and gloves.
- Always add acid to water (never water to acid).
- Use a fume cupboard.
- Always carry out a risk assessment when using any chemicals.
- Follow all recommended safety procedures and adhere to the label instructions, hazard warnings and local legislations.
What is bromine?
Bromine is a deep-red, oily liquid with a sharp smell. It is toxic and is used in many areas such as agricultural chemicals, dyestuffs, insecticides, pharmaceuticals and chemical intermediates. Some uses are being phased out for environmental reasons, but new uses continue to be found.
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