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Chloromethane can be prepared by heating a mixture of methane and chlorine.
chemistry, chloromethane, methyl-chloride, alkyl halide, halogen containing organic compound
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.
Also known as chloroform, used as a solvent in laboratories, earlier as an anaesthetic.
The first member in the homologous series of alkanes.
The monomer of PVC.
The molecule has two enantiomers: stereoisomers that are mirror images of each other and are not superimposable.
The simplest aldehyde.
The simplest saturated alcohol. A highly toxic compound, easily confusable with ethanol.
Used in the production of beryllium and as a catalyst.