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It is produced by treating methane with chlorine gas and used as a solvent.
dichloromethane, methylene chloride, alkyl halide, halogen containing organic compound, substitution reaction, toxic, paint remover, organic chemistry, chemistry
During the substitution reaction the hydrogen atoms of methane are substituted with chlorine atoms, the by-product is hydrogen chloride.
Chloromethane can be prepared by heating a mixture of methane and chlorine.
Also known as chloroform, used as a solvent in laboratories, earlier as an anaesthetic.
The monomer of PVC.
The molecule has two enantiomers: stereoisomers that are mirror images of each other and are not superimposable.
Colourless, toxic liquid with a sweet odour.
The first member in the homologous series of alkanes.