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chlorine

 (Cl) [klor´ēn]
a gaseous chemical element, atomic number 17, atomic weight 35.453. (See Appendix 6.) It is a disinfectant, decolorizer, and irritant poison. It is used for disinfecting, fumigating, and bleaching, either in an aqueous solution or in the form of chlorinated lime.

chlo·rine (Cl),

(klōr'ēn), Do not confuse this word with chlorin.
1. A greenish, toxic, gaseous element; atomic no. 17, atomic wt. 35.4527; a halogen used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent in the form of hypochlorite or of chlorine water, because of its oxidizing power.
2. The molecular form of chlorine (1), Cl2 (dichloride).
[G. chloros, greenish yellow]

chlorine

A toxic gaseous element–atomic number 17, atomic weight 35.45, used as a bleaching agent; although clorine is the critical for metabolism, it is present as chloride, which has a valence of –1. See Chloride.

chlo·rine

(Cl) (klōr'ēn)
1. A greenish, toxic, gaseous element, atomic no. 17, atomic wt. 35.4527; a halogen used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent in the form of hypochlorite or chlorine water, because of its oxidizing power; also used as a chemical warfare agent.
2. The molecular form of chlorine (1), Cl2.
[G. chloros, greenish yellow]

chlo·rine

(klōr'ēn)
A greenish, toxic, gaseous element used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent in the form of hypochlorite or of chlorine water.
[G. chloros, greenish yellow]

Patient discussion about chlorine

Q. Are throat nodulars caused by second hand smoke, allergy drip, and reflux. Also can chlorine and rust in water

A. Throat nodules, or also known as - vocal cord nodules, are usually caused by maximum contact between the two vocal cords. The cause of these formations are usually strenuous or abusive voice practices such as yelling and coughing. Persons who are often susceptible are those who use their voice constantly in a loud environment. Examples include teachers, cheerleaders, politicians, actors, musicians and singers. I am not sure I understand the question about chlorine and rust in water, I don't think these factors have a connection to vocal cord nodules. Other throat nodules can be cause by smoking (not as much in second hand smoke), alcohol or chewed tobbacco use.

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Of dichloro substituted compounds, AL5, which has chloro substituents at ortho/para positions, exhibited the highest activity.
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Rupert Jeffries of Collingwood Rigby, astant set manager for the estate, said: "Chloros is a great regional success story, having grown from a one-man operation in 2009 to a multi-site specialist firm in the past decade, and I'm delighted that it has chosen Hartlebury to site its new head office.
Charles D'Auncey, of Harris Lamb who oversaw the letting, said: "There is a well-documented shortage of high-quality commercial space within Worcestershire, but Chloros Environmental was very keen to remain in the region."
* The word "chlorine" comes from the Greek word "chloros," which means greenish yellow--the same color as the element when it is in its pure, gassy form.
Despite Roberto Muzzi's double, the Romans had to settle for a point as the Greek minnows netted through Ioannis Chloros and Anastasios Agritis.
Fulham fell behind on 22 minutes when Ioannis Chloros toe-poked his side ahead.
The Cottagers, leading 1-0 from last week's first leg at Craven Cottage, had found themselves a goal behind on the night in the Greek capital after Yiannis Chloros netted after 24 minutes.
The Frenchman volleyed a drive was then forced into his first serious save after 55 minutes, turning away a snapshot from Ioannis Chloros.
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They went behind after 22 minutes when Ioannis Chloros nipped in and toe-poked his side ahead.