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A greenish-yellow, diatomic gas that is a member of the halogen family of elements. It has the atomic symbol Cl, atomic number 17, and atomic weight 70.906. It is a powerful irritant that can cause fatal pulmonary edema. Chlorine is used in manufacturing, as a reagent in synthetic chemistry, for water purification, and in the production of chlorinated lime, which is used in fabric bleaching. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

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zh-CN Chinese (China)
Synonyms: Cl2;氯气
fr-CA French (Canada) Chlore
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Kloriin
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Cloro
it-IT Italian (Italy) Cloro
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Klor
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Хлор
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) chloor
fr-BE French (Belgium) Chlore
Synonyms: Cl-
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Chlor