Carbon Tetrachloride

Colourless liquid with a sweet smell used as a solvent. Once widely used as a industrial raw material, as a solvent, and in the production of CFCs. Use as a solvent ended when it was discovered to be carcinogenic.


Also known as
Tetrachloromethane, Freon 10

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 153.82 gmol-1Clip
Density 1584.2 (liquid) kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 250 KClip
Boiling Point 350 KClip
Specific heat capacity 840 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Latent heat of evaporation 190000 Jkg-1Clip
Thermal conductivity 0.103 Wm-1K-1Clip
Refractive index 1.4607 at 589.3nm 101.3kPa 0CClip
Velocity of sound 930 ms-1Clip
Bulk Modulus of Rigidity 1120000000 Nm-2Clip
Surface Tension 0.0268 Nm-1Clip
Viscosity 0.000972 Nsm-2Clip
Kinematic Viscosity 5.95588235294118E-07 m2s-1Clip
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See also: Carbon, Chlorine, Tetrafluoromethane, Trichlorofluoromethane.

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Subjects: Chemistry