Atomic Number: 17

Protons: 17

Electrons: 17

Neutrons: 18

Average Atomic Mass: 35.453 amu

Isotopes: Chlorine-35, Chlorine-36,Chlorine- 38,Chlorine-39, Chlorine-40, Chlorine-41, Chlorine-42,Chlorine-43

Discovery: Chlorine was discovered by Carl William Scheele in 1774. He obtained it through the reaction of the mineral pyrolusite.

Name:Chlorine was discovered by Carl William Scheele in 1774 in Sweden. The original name came from the Greek word "chloros" meaning "plain green".

Uses: Chlorine is used in the production of safe drinking all over the world. Even the smallest water supplies are now usually chlorinated to kill bacteria and other germs. Chlorine is extensively used in the production of paper products, dye stuffs, textiles, petroleum products, medicines, antiseptics, insecticides, foodstuffs, solvents, paints, plastics, and many other products.

Interesting Facts: The color of Chlorine is my favorite color....Chlorine is used in some shampoos......I NEVER NEW THAT!!!!!!