Introduction: Make Bromine (without Acid)

How to make bromine

Bromine is a chemical element with symbol Br and atomic number 35. It is the third-lightest halogen, and is a fuming red-brown liquid at room temperature that evaporates readily to form a similarly coloured gas. Its properties are thus intermediate between those of chlorine and iodine. Isolated independently by two chemists, Carl Jacob Löwig (in 1825) and Antoine Jérôme Balard (in 1826), its name was derived from the Ancient Greek βρῶμος "stench", referencing its sharp and disagreeable smell.

Step 1: Materials


-Sodium Bromide(pool salt sub.)

-Sodium bisulphate

Step 2: Procedure

Detailed video above.

1. Dissolve sodium bromide in water

2. add sodium bisulphate solution

3. Add bleach

Step 3: Finishing

If pure bromine is required distill this solution.

Caution, pure bromine is very very very dangerous