Physical properties of trichloromethane

(i) It is a sweet smelling colourless liquid.

(ii) It is heavy liquid. Its density is 1.485. It boils at 61°C.

(iii) It is practically insoluble in water but dissolves in organic solvents such as

alcohol, ether, etc.

(iv) It is non-inflammable but its vapours may burn with green flame.

(v) It brings temporary unconsciousness when vapours are inhaled for sufficient time.

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