Iodoform is classified as an organoiodine compound, denoted by the chemical formula CHI3, and possesses a tetrahedral molecular geometry with C3v symmetry. It occurs as bright yellow or yellow powder or crystals. Iodoform, first synthesized in 1822, is produced through the process of electrolysis in aqueous solutions comprising acetone, inorganic iodides, and sodium carbonate.
|Name of Product||Iodoform|
|Synonyms||Triiodomethane; Carbon triiodide; methyl triiodide; Iodoformum; Iodoformio; yodoformo; Iodoforme|
|Molecular Weight||393.732 g/mol|
|1||Appearance (form)||Crystalline Solid Powder|
|2||Appearance (color)||Yellow to greenish-yellow|
|3||Odor||A pungent, disagreeable odor|
|4||Solubility|| Freely soluble in Acetone and Benzene
Slightly soluble in Glycerol and Petroleum ether
Insoluble in Water
|5||Melting Point||118-121 °C|
|6||Density||4.008 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)|
Iodoform has several uses in various fields, including medicine, chemistry, and industry. Some of the primary uses are as follows:
Q. What is the common name of iodoform?
Iodoform is alternatively referred to as tri-iodomethane, carbon tri-iodide, and methyl tri-iodide.
Q. Is iodoform an oxidizing agent?
Iodoform may act as a weak oxidizing agent.
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