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Bromine

Last updated: January 28, 2020

What Does Bromine Mean?

Bromine is a halogen chemical element with the chemical symbol Br. It is used in refrigeration, drilling and disinfectants, and causes corrosion. It enables pitting corrosion in several metallic alloy materials.

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Corrosionpedia Explains Bromine

When tested, bromine consistently generates trends of showing higher rates of corrosion when applied to metallic surfaces compared to the rates of other halogens, such as chlorine. Metals that are alloys of iron, aluminium and titanium corrode heavily in the presence of bromine. As such, environments should be tested for bromine before metal assembly to ensure adequate precautionary measures are enacted.

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