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A colourless liquid, CCl2=CHCl, b.p. 87°C. It is toxic and nonflammable, with a smell resembling that of chloroform (trichloromethane). It is widely used as a solvent in dry cleaning and degreasing. It is also used to extract oils from nuts and fruit, as an anaesthetic, and as a fire extinguisher.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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