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bromoform

[broh-muh-fawrm] /ˈbroʊ məˌfɔrm/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, heavy liquid, CHBr 3 , used chiefly as an intermediate in organic synthesis.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; bromo- + (chloro)form
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  • This reaction is still used for the production of bromoform and iodoform.
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bromoform

/ˈbrəʊməˌfɔːm/
noun
1.
a heavy colourless liquid substance with a sweetish taste and an odour resembling that of chloroform. Formula: CHBr3 Systematic name tribromomethane
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