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why the elements of 7A group named as halogens?

why the elements of 7A group named as halogens?

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Ruchi Shaw
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8 years ago
The term halogen was coined to produce salt in union with a metal. In latin sense, we have "halo" part for the salt and "gen" for giving birth to.So halogens were named after their property to react with metals producing salt.

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