Trichloromethane or known as chloroform, CHCl3 is one of the product of substitution of methane with chlorine(chlorination) in the presence of UV sunlight. The output of this process is a mixture of chloromethane, dichloromethane, trichloromethane & tetrachloromethane).
The following are the chemical equations that show the step by step reactions in substitution reaction.
Uses of chloroform
- a common solvent
- was once a widely used anesthetic(Its vapour easily depress the central nervous system)