CAS Number7440-48-4
PubChem CID104730
Atomic Radius125
Atomic Volume6.7
Atomic Weight58.933
Boiling Point2,927
Bulk Modulus
CategoryTransition metals
Crystal StructureSimple Hexagonal
Covalent Radius126
Electrical Resistivity
Electron Configuration[Ar] 3d7 4s2
Electrons per shell2, 8, 15, 2
Heat of Fusion16.2
Heat of Vaporization375
Ionization Potential7.881
Magnetic Ordering
Magnetic Susceptibility
Mass Number27
Melting Point1,495
NameKubaltu, ²Kuwaltu
Atomic Number59
Oxidation States-1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Poisson Ratio
Shear Modulus
Specific Heat Capacity0.421
Thermal Conductivity1
Van der Waals radius
Young's Modulus
Abundance in Earth's crust0.003%
Abundance in Universe0.0003%
Co Kubaltu, ²Kuwaltu 27 58.933195 9 4 d 27 1495.0 2870.0 [Ar] 3d7 4s2 2 8 15 2 8.9 0.003% Gray Hexagonal 1.9 1.84 {"1":"760.4","2":"1648","3":"3232","4":"4950","5":"7670","6":"9840","7":"12440","8":"15230","9":"17959","10":"26570","11":"29400","12":"32400","13":"36600","14":"39700","15":"42800","16":"49396","17":"52737","18":"134810","19":"145170","20":"154700","21":"167400","22":"178100","23":"189300","24":"204500","25":"214100","26":"920870","27":"966023"} 761 63.7 126 +2,3 1.25 6.7 16.19 373.3 0.421 100.0 0 Solid, Ferromagnetic, Conductor, TransitionMetal, Metal, Stable, Natural KO-bolt Hard, ductile, lustrous bluish-gray metal. Exists in the earth's curst in cocentrations of about 25 ppm. It has remarkable magnetic properties. Used in many hard alloys; for magnets, ceramics and special glasses. Remains hard up to 982°C. Radioactive cobalt-60 is used in cancer therapy. Occurs in compounds with arsenic, oxygen and sulfur as in cobaltine (CoAsS) and linneite (Co3S4). Pure cobalt is obtained as a byproduct of refining nickel, copper and iron. V6ljxByu9ng Cobalt
Around 1630, chlorine was recognized as a gas by the Belgian chemist and physician Jan Baptist van Helmont.

Elemental chlorine was first prepared and studied in 1774 by Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.

By 1810, the scientific consensus was that chlorine was actually a compound that contained oxygen.

In 1811, Sir Humphry Davy concluded the new gas was in fact a new element. From the Greek word chloro, greenish yellow 27 1735 Georg Brandt Sweden From the German word "kobald" meaning "goblin" or evil spirit

Isotopes of Chlorine

Standard Atomic Weight


Stable Isotopes


Unstable Isotopes

47Co 48Co 49Co 50Co 51Co 52Co 53Co 54Co 55Co 56Co 57Co 58Co 60Co 61Co 62Co 63Co 64Co 65Co 66Co 67Co 68Co 69Co 70Co 71Co 72Co 73Co 74Co 75Co

Elemental chlorine at high concentrations is extremely dangerous and poisonous
Tree frogs have a chlorine compound in their skin that is a very powerful pain killer
Chlorine is used for producing safe drinking water.

It is also extensively used in the production of paper products, dyestuffs, textiles, petroleum products, medicines, antiseptics, insecticides, food, solvents, paints, plastics, and many other consumer products.

Chlorinated compounds are used mostly for sanitation, pulp bleaching, disinfectants, and textile processing.