from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A colorless limpid liquid of agreeable odor, formed by the action of bromine and potassium hydrate on wood-spirit or ordinary alcohol. It is analogous to chloroform, but contains bromine in place of chlorine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A colorless liquid, CHBr3, having an agreeable odor and sweetish taste. It is produced by the simultaneous action of bromine and caustic potash upon wood spirit, alcohol, or acetone, as also by certain other reactions. In composition it is the same as chloroform, with the substitution of bromine for chlorine. It is somewhat similar to chloroform in its effects.
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- noun organic chemistry The
haloformCHBr3 that is the bromineanalogue of chloroform.
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- noun colorless liquid haloform CHBr3
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Bromine is another halogen particularly effective at destroying ozone, and its overall levels may increase or remain high because of shorter-lived substances, such as bromoform .
Commercial bromine is rarely pure, the chief impurities present in it being chlorine, hydrobromic acid, and bromoform
The mixture is then heated on the water bath under a reflux condenser until the bromoform is completely decomposed.
The mixture is then distilled until the distillate is free from bromoform, halogen being tested for in the usual manner.
The condenser having been washed out with a little alcohol, in order to remove any traces of bromoform which may have collected, the distillate and washings are mixed with 50 c.c. of alcohol and sufficient solid caustic potash to make an approximately 10 per cent. solution.
It is imperative that the bromine used should be pure, as crude bromine frequently contains bromoform.
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120°C. it decomposes into bromoform, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and pyridine.
_, Feb. 15, 1906, vol. xxv.) worked out a volumetric method for the estimation of acetone, depending on the formation of bromoform, and its subsequent hydrolysis with alcoholic potash.