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Description of key information

Bromine is a dense, dark-red, fuming, highly corrosive and lacrimatory liquid at ordinary pressures and temperatures. The vapour is amber coloured and the  solid is almost black. Bromine has a strong, pungent odour. 

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:

Additional information

The appearance of bromine is based on a weight of evidence using peer reviewed handbook data and references.