Chloroform Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Chloroform Properties


Chloroform 3D Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Chloroform Structure-Molecule Struture
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Chloroform is a nonflammable, clear, colourless liquid.It is prepared by the chlorination of methane.It is used in refrigerants,propellants, and resins as a solvent human and veterinary surgery.It is also used as an anesthetic.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless Liquid
Boiling Point 61.2 °C
CAS Number 67-66-3
ChEBI 35255
Chemical Composition Sodium hydroxide-->Hydrochloric acid-->Methanol-->Chlorine-->Calcium hydroxide -->Calcium oxide-->Chloral-->Calcium hypochlorite-->2,2,2-TRICHLORO-1-ETHOXYETHANOL
Density 1.483 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-663-8
IUPAC Name Chloroform
InChI InChI=1S/CHCl3/c2-1(3)4/h1H
Melting Point -63.5 °C
Molar Mass 119.38 g/mol
Molecular Formula CHCl3
Molecular Shape Tetrahedral
NFPA 704 H-2,F-0,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number FS9100000
Refractive 1.4459 n20/D
Synonyms Formyl Trichloride;Methane Trichloride;Methyl Trichloride;Methenyl Trichloride;Tcm;Freon 20;Trichloroform;Trichloromethane