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On This Day – November 29 : The discovery of iodine (I) was announced on this day in 1813

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The discovery was made during the process of producing potassium nitrate for gunpowder and was made public in a meeting of the Imperial Institute of France. Its name is derived from the Greek 'iodes' meaning violet. 

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar