What does carbon tetrachloride mean?

carbon tetrachloride meaning in General Dictionary

a colorless nonflammable liquid used as a solvent for fats and natural oils; because of its toxicity its use as a cleaning substance or fire extinguisher features declined

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Sulphur chloride, S2C12, is obtained as a by-product in the manufacture of carbon tetrachloride from carbon bisulphide and chlorine, and may also be prepared on the small scale by distilling sulphur in a chlorine gas, or by the action of sulphur on sulphuryl chloride in the presence of aluminium chloride (0.

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