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bromoform


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bromoform  \Bro"mo*form\,  n.  [Bromine  +  formyl.]  (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.  --Watts. 




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