bromoform

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bromoform colorless liquid haloform CHBr3
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bromoform (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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bromoform 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.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Brom,ine + form,yl

Usage

In literature:

In severe cases use bromoform.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
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In news:

As predicted, the temperature at which the buckyballs turned superconducting dropped to minus 315 degrees for a crystal of chloroform and buckyballs and to minus 249 degrees when bromoform was used.
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