tetrachloride of carbon is a colourless liquid, having a sp.
The solution absorbs oxygen readily, and becomes converted into the tetrachloride (OsCl4).
When gently heated in hydrogen, this chloride becomes converted into tetrachloride (WCl4).
The upper layer having been poured off, the tetrachloride may be purified by distillation.
The same fact was observed in 1858 by Hofmann, who used the tetrachloride of carbon as an oxidizing agent.
There are four chlorides of osmium, the best known of which are the dichloride and the tetrachloride.
A mixture of tetrachloride of carbon and chloride of sulphur is thus obtained.
tetrachloride tet·ra·chlo·ride (tět'rə-klôr'īd')
A chemical compound containing four chlorine atoms per molecule.