haloform

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Noun1.haloform - compounds with the formula CHX3, where X is a halogen atom
chloroform, trichloromethane - a volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic; "chloroform was the first inhalation anesthetic"
alkyl halide, haloalkane - organic compound in which halogen atoms have been substituted for hydrogen atoms in an alkane
bromoform, tribromomethane - colorless liquid haloform CHBr3
fluoroform, trifluoromethane - colorless gas haloform CHF3 (similar to chloroform)
iodoform, tri-iodomethane - sweet smelling yellow solid haloform CHI3
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Rook, "Formation of haloforms during chlorination of natural waters," Journal of Water Treatment and Examination, vol.
Haloforms, halogenated alkanes and alkenes, alcohols, aldehydes, hydroquinones and ketones are also proven antimicrobial agents (122).