Hello all, I was thinking earlier it's interesting that we use chlorine and iodine to sanitize and they happen to be in the same group on the periodic table (this means they will have similar chemical characterisitics). So I thought, since bromine is also in this group, is there any kind of sanitizing agent that uses bromine? I think it's a valid thought, but one misunderstanding may be the chlorine part. Is it chloride ions that do the sanitizing or is it a compound which has chlorine in it? Because if it is directly chloride and iodide ions (or molecular chlorine or iodine) then why wouldn't there be a bromine sanitizer?
Someone please tell me the specifics of this because I know I'm missing something.
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