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What turns iodine into tincture of iodine?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: It's formula

From wikipedia: "usp tincture of iodine is defined in the U.
S. National formulary (nf) as containing in each 100 ml, 1.8 to 2.2 grams of elemental iodine, and 2.1 to 2.6 grams of sodium iodide. Alcohol is 50 ml and the balance is purified water. This "2% free iodine" solution provides about one mg of free iodine per drop." iodine is neutral i2; iodide is a -1 charged ion (i-).

In brief: It's formula

From wikipedia: "usp tincture of iodine is defined in the U.
S. National formulary (nf) as containing in each 100 ml, 1.8 to 2.2 grams of elemental iodine, and 2.1 to 2.6 grams of sodium iodide. Alcohol is 50 ml and the balance is purified water. This "2% free iodine" solution provides about one mg of free iodine per drop." iodine is neutral i2; iodide is a -1 charged ion (i-).
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine
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In brief: Iodine and. . .

Thanks for asking! Tincture of iodine is a dilute iodine solution.
Here is a great article that says it is made with iodine, potassium or sodium iodide, water and ethanol.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tincture_of_iodine Now we both know how it is made and used as well as some history about it. There are also references for more information.

In brief: Iodine and. . .

Thanks for asking! Tincture of iodine is a dilute iodine solution.
Here is a great article that says it is made with iodine, potassium or sodium iodide, water and ethanol.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tincture_of_iodine Now we both know how it is made and used as well as some history about it. There are also references for more information.
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