Antoine-Jerôme Balard. The discoverer of bromine

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To Antoine-Jerôme Balard (1802-1876) we owe the discovery of
bromine, oxamic acid, hypochlorous acid, and chlorine monoxide, and of having
been the mentor of Pasteur and Berthelot. The process that he developed for
the production large quantities of bromine is basically the same that is nowadays
used in the industrial manufacture of the element.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalRevista CENIC. Ciencias Quimicas
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004


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  • bleaching
  • ammonium oxalate
  • amyl alcohol
  • sea water


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