CHARATERISTICS

  • It is also known as tri chloromethane and is a colorless and vaporizing aqueous crystal
  • Its taste is sweet and has a distinct smell.
  • It has to keep away from light

SOLUBILITY

  • Soluble in alcohol, ether, carbon di sulfide, benzene, and carbon tetra chloride

DENSITY

  • 1.485

BOILING POINT

61.2 0C

FREEZING POINT

-63.5 0C

SOURCE

  • It is obtained by the reaction of chlorinated lime and ethanol

PRECAUTION

  • It is poisonous in edible form
  • It is not flammable but can catch fire on higher temperature
  • Its long-term and excessive use can prove to be dangerous
  • It can cause cancer when used in medicines
  • Its use is prohibited in tooth paste, cough medicine, cosmetics, and food products.

USES

  • Fluorocarbon plastics, solvent, and adhesives

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