Synthesis of Bromoform

850 g of 13% aq. sodium hypochlorite solution is submitted in a large beaker, then 155 g of sodium bromide is added to the solution with stirring. Subsequently, 36 mL of acetone is added dropwise to the solution with stirring, after which it is allowed to react for 5 minutes. Thereafter the mixture is poured into a separatory funnel and the lower phase is collected. The solution is then washed with 50 mL of water. The solution may be fractionally distilled.

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Dissolving the bromate in the solution

Addition of acetone

The solution

 

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