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A colourless highly flammable liquid, C6H5Cl; r.d. 1.106; m.p. –45.43°C; b.p. 131.85°C. It is prepared by the direct chlorination of benzene using a halogen carrier (see Friedel-Crafts reaction), or manufactured by the Raschig process. It is used mainly as an industrial solvent.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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