Chemical Equation Balancer CH3Cl + Cl2 = CHCl3 + HCl

Balanced Chemical Equation

CH3Cl + 2Cl2 = CHCl3 + 2HCl

Reaction Information

Chloromethane + Chlorine = Chloroform + Hydrochloric Acid
  • Chloromethane (CH3Cl)
    Methyl Chloride
  • Chlorine (Cl2)
  • Chloroform (CHCl3)
    Methyl Trichloride Trichloromethane
  • Hydrochloric Acid (HCl)
    Hydrogen Chloride


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