Iodine

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Chemical
Iodine
Common Name(s): -
Molecular Formula: I2
Used For: Maintaining iodide
Caution: Toxic

Corrosive

Don't breath fumes

Avoid contact with skin and eyes

Material Safety Data Sheet: [1]


Introduction

Iodine (I2) can be used as an antibacterial agent or as an additive to increase the levels of iodine. It dissociates upon addition to water to form iodide (I-) and iodate (IO3-).

Lugols’ solution consists of a mixture of mixture of I2 and I-.

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