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The light of halogen lamps is slightly more “whiteish” than incandescent lamps.
The same as Method 1, except that after ignition of the saponified mixture the halogen was determined by weighing as silver iodid.
The halogen compounds of mercury, we should have mentioned, also sublime, the red iodide giving a yellow sublimate.
Halogen, hal′o-jen, n. a substance which by combination with a metal forms a saline compound.
The products in question have the characteristics of solid solutions of the halogen.Researches on Cellulose|C. F. Cross
The same absorbent quantitatively takes up any halogen and sulphur which may be present.
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Word Origin for halogen
Word Origin and History for halogen
general name for elements of the chlorine family, 1842, from Swedish, coined by Swedish chemist Baron Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779-1848), literally "salt-producer," from Greek hals "salt" (see halo-) + -gen "giving birth to" (see -gen); so called because a salt is formed in reactions involving these four elements.