Think about fires in the movies. Or about ones you've seen on TV. Or even just think about your own chemistry lab.
What happens when a Bunsen Burner goes out of control and soon enough something's on fire?That's when you might think about that little red canister with "fire extinguisher" written on it.
How many people who use fire extinguishers, do you think, actually know what makes them work?
Probably not many.
But if I told you that it was unassuming little Bromine, shy element 35, that was in those fire extinguishers, saving lives, would that change your mind about it?
I thought so.
It's not Silver or Gold, but a shiny ring doesn't do too much against a raging fire, does it?Now I'm sure you're still deciding whether to buy Bromine or not. But, oh, I'm sorry.

There isn't really a question about it anymore, is there?

35 is the best number
35 is the best number

What more do I need to know?
  • A Brief History of Bromine.
  • What Makes Bromine the most Useful Element?
  • How Does Bromine's Magic Work?
  • How does Bromine Compare to Some Other Elements?
  • I bet you didn't know these facts about Br...
  • Price?

Justus Von Liebeg, one of the first founders of Bromine was sent out to test a sample of salt spring waters, and then analyzed it and found it had a high Bromine content. Thinking nothing of it, he concluded that it was a compound of iodine and chlorine. Carl Lowig discovered Bromine in 1825. Carl took a water sample
from the same town where Liebeg had gotten his sample. He then put it into a solution with ether and found a reddish brown substance, which he then dissolved and found the Bromine. His idea however, had already been taken. Antoine Balard, in 1824, was studying plant life. He found the substance that both Liebeg and Lowig had found, but sent his results to the French Academy of science. He published his results in 1826. He had discovered an element. [1]

Utilities of Bromine
Bromine has multiple everyday uses and is most likely used in something in your house. Bromine's primary uses are as:
  • Flame retardant. The Bromine burns and reacts with oxygen so it cannot fuel the fire.
  • Gasoline additive for leaded gasoline.
  • An agent in developing film.
  • An emulsifier for drinks.
  • Water Purification
  • Dye.[2]
The Amazing Inner Workings of Br.
Atomic Number: 34
Atomic Mass: 79.904 amu
Boiling Point: -7.2 degrees Celsius
Melting Point: 58.78 degrees Celsius
Phase at Room Temperature: Liquid [3]

Bromine does not often exist in a free state in nature. It generally binds with other atoms because it is one electron short of complete in its valence shell, and therefore has high to it. It is less reactive than chlorine of fluorine but more reactive than iodine. Bromine is relatively reactive though, mixing with relatively not reactive elements such as platinum and palladium.

Electron configuration of Br:
[Ar]3d10 4s2 4p5

A Bohr Model of a Bromine Atom:external image b0035.gif

Bromine is in group 17, the Halogens, which are highly reactive. Bromine has a lower melting point than all other Halogens. It is less reactive than Chlorine and Fluorine, both Halogens which come before Bromine in row 17, but is more reactive than Iodine, which is the next Halogen. Like other Halogens, Bromine is toxic and highly reactive. Bromine, like Chlorine, can be used for water sanitation, but Chlorine exists as a gas at room temperature[4]

I Bet You Didn't Know This About Bromine...
  • The name "Bromine" originates from the Greek word "bromos", which means stench. Bromine does not have the nicest smell!
  • Br is the only nonmetal that is a liquid at room temperature![5]
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Price. If you're still worried about that kind of thing, we're basically giving you the element for free.
The demand for bromine is high currently, but it's still undervalued, so it's cheap enough for anyone. The current cost of bromine is approximately $2,800 per ton, close to $0.15 per 100 grams.[6] .

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    Bentor, Yinon. Chemical - Bromine. Jan. 20, 2012 <>.
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    WebElements Periodic Table of the Elements. Web. 20 Jan. 2012. <>.
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    "Gulf Resources Looks Deeply Undervalued Based on All Metrics - Seeking Alpha." Stock Market News & Financial Analysis - Seeking Alpha. 18 Aug. 2010. Web. 20 Jan. 2012. <>.