Learn about iodine and its uses in medicine.
- At room temperature, iodine is a bluish-black solid.
- Iodine and iodine-based compounds are used in medicine.
- Iodine is an essential part of our diet.
At room temperature, iodine is a bluish-black solid that appears to glitter.
When heated, it gives off a distinctive purple vapour.
Iodine – from the Greek word for purple
Iodine and iodine-based compounds are used extensively in medicine – to sterilise wounds and prepare patients for surgery,
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