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Atomic Number: 53

Protons: 53

Electrons: 53

Neutrons: 74

Average Atomic Mass: 126.904 amu

Isotopes:
Isotope





120I





121I





122I





123I





124I





125I





126I





128I





129I





130I





131I





132I





133I





134I





135I






Discovery: Barnard Courtois discovered Iodine in 1811. He isolated iodine from treating seaweed ash with sulphuric acid.

Name: Iodine was named after the greek word "iodes" meaning "violet."

Uses: Iodine's uses are gathered from lots of sources.

Interesting Facts: when Iodine explodes it releases a violet gas, but an irritating odor.

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