Chemistry Question & Answers
Chloroform used as anaesthetic should be preserved in the dark in tightly stoppered bottles because otherwise
|A) it becomes coloured||B) it gets evaporated in air|
|C) it gets oxidised to phosgene||D) it gets decomposed to chloropicrin|
Chloroform, is easily oxidised to the highly poisonous gas known as phosgene or carbonyl chloride . Hence if it is used as anaesthetic it should be kept free from sunlight and air.
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