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whats th didfferance between Iodine and Iodide

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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:16 PM
I've been alble to get a decent supply of Iodine from the natural health for store , but t seems the big push is for iodide whats the differance ?
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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:18 PM
Iodine becomes Iodide when it is combined with another element like Potassium.
edit on 15-3-2011 by HiMyNameIsMike because: word fix

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:25 PM
reply to post by HiMyNameIsMike

Iodine is just the pure, standalone element.

Think of 'Carbon Dioxide' or CO2. Which is one carbon, two oxygen.

So, if you want to make your own, get some pure potassium or sodium, put it in a jug, and shake it up...
Seriously, i think its pretty easy to make, but not that easy... look it up. i vaguely recall making it or something similar in Chem2
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 02:14 AM
Iodine is the pure element.

Iodide is the ion form, normally found in compounds, such as potassium iodide.

Also, don't do what the previous poster said :p Pure potassium and sodium can be dangerous to work with; mixed with water, for example, they can cause small explosions. (you wouldn't die if you did it, but you might get burned or otherwise hurt)

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