Trichloromethane, chloroform (CHCl₃)
Also known as chloroform, used as a solvent in laboratories, earlier as an anaesthetic.
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Colourless, toxic liquid with a sweet odour.
During the substitution reaction the hydrogen atoms of methane are substituted with chlorine atoms, the by-product is hydrogen chloride.
It is produced by treating methane with chlorine gas and used as a solvent.
The monomer of PVC.
Chloromethane can be prepared by heating a mixture of methane and chlorine.
The first member in the homologous series of alkanes.
A yellow-green toxic gas with a strong odour, one of the halogens.