Chloromethane (methyl-chloride) (CH₃Cl)

Chloromethane (methyl-chloride) (CH₃Cl)

Chloromethane can be prepared by heating a mixture of methane and chlorine.

Chemistry

Keywords

chemistry, chloromethane, methyl-chloride, alkyl halide, halogen containing organic compound

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