Carbon Tetrachloride Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Carbon Tetrachloride Properties

Carbon Tetrachloride

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Carbon tetrachloride was formerly widely used in fire extinguishers, as a precursor to refrigerants, and as a cleaning agent. It is a colourless liquid with a "sweet" smell that can be detected at low levels. One specialty use of carbon tetrachloride was by stamp collectors to reveal watermarks on the backs of postage stamps without damaging the stamp. Carbon tetrachloride is one of the most potent hepatotoxins, and is widely used in scientific research to evaluate hepatoprotective agents.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless liquid
Boiling Point 76.72 °C
CAS Number 56-23-5
Crystal Structure Monoclinic
Density 1.5867 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-262-8
IUPAC Name Tetrachloromethane
InChI 1S/CCl4/c2-1(3,4)5
Melting Point -22.92 °C
Molar Mass 153.82 g/mol
Molecular Formula CCl4
Molecular Shape Tetrahedral
NFPA 704 H-3,F-0,R-0,C-NA
Other_Cations Silicon Tetrachloride;Germanium Tetrachloride;Tin Tetrachloride;Lead Tetrachloride
RTECS Number FG4900000
Refractive 1.4601
Related Compounds Tetrafluoromethane;Tetrabromomethane;Tetraiodomethane
Solubility 785–800 mg/l
Synonyms 1,1,1,1-Tetrachloromethane;Benziform;Benzinoform;Carbon Chloride;Carbon Tet;Freon 10;Halon 104;Methane Tetrachloride;Perchloromethane;Tetraform;Tetrasol uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X