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chloramine vs. chlorine

[ klawr-uh-meen, klohr-, klaw-ram-een, kloh- ]
  1. an unstable, colorless liquid, NH2Cl, with a pungent odor, derived from ammonia.
  2. any of a class of compounds obtained by replacing a hydrogen atom of an =NH or −NH2 group with chlorine.
[ klawr-een, -in, klohr- ]
  1. a halogen element, a heavy, greenish-yellow, incombustible, water-soluble, poisonous gas that is highly irritating to the respiratory organs, obtained chiefly by electrolysis of sodium chloride brine: used for water purification, in the making of bleaching powder, and in the manufacture both of chemicals that do not contain chlorine, as ethylene glycol, and of those that do. Symbol: Cl; atomic weight: 35.453; atomic number: 17.

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