Carbon tetrachloride, Tetrachloromethane
Benziform, Benzinoform, Carbon chloride, Carbon tet, Freon-10, Refrigerant-10, Halon-104, Methane tetrachloride, Methyl tetrachloride, Perchloromethane, Tetraform, Tetrasol
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||153.81 g·mol−1|
|Odor||Sweet, ether-like odor|
|Density||1.5867 g cm−3 (liquid)|
1.831 g cm−3 at −186 °C (solid)
|Melting point||−22.92 °C (−9.26 °F; 250.23 K)|
|Boiling point||76.72 °C (170.10 °F; 349.87 K)|
|0.097 g/100 mL (0 °C) |
0.081 g/100 mL (25 °C)
|Solubility||soluble in alcohol, ether, chloroform, benzene, naphtha, CS2, formic acid|
|Vapor pressure||11.94 kPa at 20 °C|
|kH||2.76x10−2 atm-cu m/mol|
Refractive index (nD)
|Std enthalpy of
|214.42 J/mol K|
|Specific heat capacity, C||132.6 J/mol K|
|EU classification||T N|
|R-phrases||R23/24/25, R40, R48/23, R59, R52/53|
|S-phrases||(S1/2), S23, S36/37, S45, S59, S61|
exposure limit (PEL)
|TWA 10 ppm C 25 ppm 200 ppm (5-minute maximum peak in any 4 hours)|
|Other cations||Silicon tetrachloride|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
It is a colorless liquid. It smells like ether. It evaporates quite quickly. It can dissolve fats and oils as well as other stuff such as iodine. It doesn't burn, but it does make phosgene when heated to a high temperature.
It is made by reacting methane with chlorine. This reaction is similar to the burning of methane (reaction of methane with oxygen). Hydrogen chloride is a byproduct (left over substance). It used to be made by reacting carbon disulfide with chlorine. This reaction would produce sulfur(I) chloride.
The uses of carbon tetrachloride have diminished lately because it is known to be damage people's health. People think it might damage the ozone layer. Today, it is rarely used for anything.