During the substitution reaction the hydrogen atoms of methane are substituted with chlorine atoms, the by-product is hydrogen chloride.
Chloromethane can be prepared by heating a mixture of methane and chlorine.
Also known as chloroform, used as a solvent in laboratories, earlier as an anaesthetic.
The monomer of PVC.
The molecule has two enantiomers: stereoisomers that are mirror images of each other and are not superimposable.
Colourless, toxic liquid with a sweet odour.
The first member in the homologous series of alkanes.