Iodine in Water
Iodine in Water forms of elemental iodine and iodides occur only as traces.The average concentration in seawater is about 60 ppb, but varies from place to place.
In contrast with chlorine, elemental iodine is only slightly soluble in water except in the presence of iodides.
It is not appreciably hydrolyzed in weak acid solution.
It has been reported that 8 mg/L of iodine destroy all forms of water borne pathogens. No adverse affects were noted when personnel in the tropics when used in drinking water containing sodium iodide at a concentration of 12 mg of iodine per man per day.
Iodine is used to treat water to make it safe for drinking. You can buy iodine water purifying tablets that you add directly to water.
Iodine’s most important role is to ensure proper thyroid function.
End of Iodine in WaterEach of the non-metals is discussed briefly.
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