Iodine solutions can be brown, blue or purple in color, depending on the characteristics of additional elements. According to About.com, pure iodine is blue and black but makes a purple solution when mixed with chlorofor... More »

As an iodophor, combined with a solubilizing solution or carrier, iodine is thought to exhibit disinfectant properties because it penetrates the cell walls of an organism and disrupts the protein and nucleic acid structu... More »

Iodine solution is made by mixing iodine into a mixture of potassium iodide; this mixture is commonly used to check for starch. Iodine solution is also known as povidone and is used to kill bacteria and treat infections ... More »

Iodine solution is made by mixing iodine into a mixture of potassium iodide; this mixture is commonly used to check for starch. Iodine solution is also known as povidone and is used to kill bacteria and treat infections ... More »

As an iodophor, combined with a solubilizing solution or carrier, iodine is thought to exhibit disinfectant properties because it penetrates the cell walls of an organism and disrupts the protein and nucleic acid structu... More »

Iodine indicates the presence of starch in a solution by altering the energy level spacing in the amylose component of starch, creating an intense blue color. This energy change allows amylose to absorb visible light. More »

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The halogen family comprises group 17 of the periodic table of elements, and includes fluorine, chlorine, iodine, bromine and astatine. The elements in the halogen family share the qualities of being non-metals, and exis... More »

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