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Periodic Table: 17 Chlorine

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 17 CHLORINE
T-Rex: A reactive pale green gas, named from the Greek χλωρος, meaning "pale green".
Utahraptor: Are any other elements named so straightforwardly?
T-Rex: Well, "iron" is actually made of iron!
Utahraptor: Uh...
T-Rex: And they didn't even name it like that deliberately!
T-Rex: Wow!

The author writes:

This is also the origin of the words chlorophyll and chloroplast - the green stuff in plants.