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On This Day – January 04 : American chemical industrialist Herbert Dow used electrolysis to extract bromine from seawater on this day in 1891

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This new method of electrolysis greatly simplified the process for isolating bromine (Br2). Dow became the founder of Dow Chemical Company and was a pivotal figure in developing America’s chemical industry.

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