1811 Iodine

The book of science

Tom Sharp

DijonBernard Courtois elements Iodine


Atomic number 53

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Iodine is named after the color of its violet vapor. Tincture of iodine for topical application (2% in ethanol and water) had more of a rusty color.

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Other readings:

  • Iodine,” Elementymology & Elements Multidict, by Peter van der Krogt