Physical properties of halogens

Physical properties of halogens. I have also made revision cards on the chemical properties of halogens.

OCR Salters B F332

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Fluorine

Appearance and state at room temperature:

  • Pale yellow gas

Volatility:

  • Gas

Solubility in water:

  • Reacts with water

Solubility in organic solvents:

  • Soluble
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Chlorine

Appearance and state at room temperature:

  • Green gas

Volatility:

  • Gas

Solubility in water:

  • Slightly soluble to give a pale green solution

Solubility in organic solvents:

  • Soluble to give a pale green solution
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Bromine

Appearance and state at room temperature:

  • Dark red liquid

Volatility:

  • Liquid quickly forms brown gas on warming

Solubility in water:

  • Slightly soluble to give a red-brown solution

Solubility in organic solvents:

  • Soluble to give a red solution
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Iodine

Appearance and state at room temperature:

  • Shiny black solid

Volatility:

  • Sublimes on warming to give a purple vapour

Solubility in water:

  • Barely soluble, gives a brown solution

Solubility in organic solvents:

  • Soluble to give a violet solution
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