Chloroform from bleach and acetone

First published at 10:47 UTC on May 7th, 2019.




We demonstrate the 'Haloform' reaction using bleach and acetone to produce a product of chloroform, and then use distillation to purify this. We explain the reaction mechanism and also share some tips on using OTC ingredients.

CategoryScience & Technology
SensitivityNormal - Content that is suitable for ages 16 and over