Chlorine is primarily used as an antiseptic to clean swimming pools and improve drinking water. Additionally, it is used in the production of paper products, plastics, textiles, paint, insecticides and medicine. Many kin... More »

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Non-chlorine bleaches are not disinfectants. The active antimicrobial chemicals in bleach are chlorine-based and are not found in other bleaches. Both chlorine and its derivative compounds are effective disinfectants. More »

Chlorine is a nonmetal in the halogen group. Under standard conditions, chlorine is a yellow-green gas at room temperature, as it has a boiling point of -29.27 degrees Fahrenheit. Like all halogens, chlorine is highly re... More »

Bromine compounds lend themselves to a wide range of applications, including the purification of water for drinking, hot tubs or swimming pools, as well as to stop the growth of algae and bacteria. Bromine compounds are ... More »

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The chlorine in household bleach can be used to sanitize swimming pools, though it is generally less concentrated than chlorine designed for pool use. Bleach additives can harm the pool, so a generic household bleach wor... More »

Clean sand dollars by ensuring the organism is dead, rinsing it until the water runs clear, soaking it in chlorine bleach and drying it in the sun. Use white glue, diluted with water, to preserve the sand dollar. More »

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To remove wall mold, use a solution of chlorine bleach and water on the mold, and use a stiff brush to scrub the infected area. Rinse the wall thoroughly, and allow it to dry. Seal the dry clean wall to prevent moisture ... More »