What is the composition of iodine?
Iodine is a chemical element with the symbol I and atomic number 53. The heaviest of the stable halogens, it exists as a semi-lustrous, non-metallic solid at standard conditions that melts to form a deep violet liquid at 114 degrees Celsius, and boils to a violet gas at 184 degrees Celsius.
What are the main uses of iodine?
Today, iodine has many commercial uses. Iodide salts are used in pharmaceuticals and disinfectants, printing inks and dyes, catalysts, animal feed supplements and photographic chemicals.
What is the pH of iodine?
This pH value remains constant (7.4) if there is argon purging because the I2 that ultimately forms is sparged from the solution and caught in the thiosulfate trap. On cessation of the irradiation, the pH decreases gradually from what is believed to be hydrolysis of the I2 remaining in solution.
What group is CA in?
It is an Alkaline Earth Metal and is located in Group 2 of the periodic table. It has the symbol Ca. Calcium is an Alkaline earth metal in Group 2 of the periodic table that is the fifth most abundant element in the earths crust, forming compounds such as limestone and fossils.
Where do you find iodine in nature?
Iodine is naturally present in the ocean and some sea fish and water plants will store it in their tissues. Iodine can be found naturally in air, water and soil. The most important sources of natural iodine are the oceans.
What is the best iodine to take?
Nascent iodine is the best form for supplementation. I recommend Detoxadine®, an extremely pure, deep-earth sourced, certified-organic nascent iodine. Each drop contains 650 mcg of iodine.
How much iodine should I take?
Adults need 140 micrograms (μg) of iodine a day. Most people should be able to get all the iodine they need by eating a varied and balanced diet. If you are following a strict vegan diet and do not eat any fish then you may want to consider taking an iodine supplement.