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Iodoform

Summary
Iodoform (also known as triiodomethane) is the organoiodine compound with the chemical formula . It is a pale yellow, crystalline, volatile substance, with a penetrating and distinctive odor (in older chemistry texts, the smell is sometimes referred to as that of hospitals, where the compound is still commonly used) and, analogous to chloroform, sweetish taste. It is occasionally used as a disinfectant. Naming and structure Iodoform is incorrectly called carbon triiodide, incorrectly because "carbon triiodide" could mean or and (hexaiodoethane), ignoring the hydrogen atom in the iodoform molecule, which implies a trivalent or monovalent carbon in iodoform, which is incorrect. Instead of that incorrect name, the correct names of iodoform or triiodomethane should be used. The molecule adopts tetrahedral molecular geometry with C3v symmetry. Synthesis and reactions The synthesis of iodoform was first described by Georges-Simon Serullas in 1822, by reactions of iodi
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