by Lew, Kristi.
|Format:||Print Book 2009|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Iodine (I) is used to seed clouds, detect and treat cancer, prevent infections, and protect people from radiation in the even of a nuclear accident. Most of the iodine found in nature is in seaweed. Pure iodine can also be obtained from natural brines. This book delves into the properties of the group 17 elements, also called the halogens, and the subatomic makeup of iodine. Readers discover the role of valence electrons, and the use of iodine in biology labs and in identifying types of bacteria. Iodine compounds are examined and their many uses explained. The book also includes a discussion of iodine deficiency around the world.
ContentsIodine in history
Iodine in science and medicine
Iodine in compounds
Iodine in the human body
The periodic table of elements.
|Series||Understanding the elements of the periodic table.|
-- Juvenile literature.
Periodic law -- Tables -- Juvenile literature.
Chemical elements -- Juvenile literature.
Periodic law -- Tables.
|Publisher|| New York :Rosen Central,2009
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-46) and index.
|ISBN||9781435850712 (library binding)
1435850718 (library binding)