CARBON TETRACHLORIDE - (56-23-5)

Introduction

Name: carbon tetrachloride
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 56-23-5
Chemical Formula: CCl4
Molar Mass: 153.8227 g
Mass Percent: C 7.8081 %; Cl 92.191 % 

Classification

• inorganic

Uses/Function

• "Grease spot remover, solvent and fire extinguisher." 1

Bonding

Double Bonds: 0
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 4
Pi Bonds: 0
Total: 4
Carboxyl Groups: 0
Hydroxyl Groups: 0
Geometry: tetrahedral
Hybridization: sp3
Bonding: polar covalent
Ionic Character: 18.48 %

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Sources

(1) - Brownlee, Raymond B., Fuller, Robert W., and Whitsit, Jesse E. Elements of Chemistry; Allyn and Bacon: Boston, Massachusetts, 1959; p 321.
(2) - Ebbing, Darrell D. General Chemistry 3rd ed.; Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, MA, 1990; p 209.
(3) - Ebbing, Darrell D. General Chemistry 3rd ed.; Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, MA, 1990; p 227.