Term: bromine (Br)
Literally meaning: “unpleasant odor”
Origin: Anc Greek
βρόμος ή βρώμος/vromos(=unpleasant odor)
Bromine discovered independently by German Carl Lowig (1803-1890) in 1825 from a mineral water and by French chemist Antoine Jerome Balard(1802 -1876) in 1826 from seaweed.
Bromine is the chemical element with atomic number 35 and atomic mass 79,90 that in nature is found as bromide salts . It is the only liquid nonmetalic element and characterised by a strong disagreeable odor, resemling chlorine. Bromine presents a serious health hazard.